Welcome to GrantStation

Join the New GrantStation!

Join the New GrantStation!

We are excited to share our new website with you (welcome aboard), and we are celebrating the launch with a Membership sale.

You can join GrantStation for only $149, and receive free attendance to Cynthia Adams’ webinar, Getting Started: Making Your Grant Requests Sparkle ($69 value).

We still have the same great content and the same high-quality listings of grantmakers, but there is a new look, new navigation, new search interfaces, and additional charitable database search criteria.

Don’t miss out on your chance for Membership at a great price!

Winning Grant Proposal Competition Winners

Winning Grant Proposal Competition

These award-winning proposals feature a compelling narrative; a strong, workable plan ready to implement; and a succinct, complete, and engaging executive summary.

Click here to see the full list of winners, the grand prize winning proposals, competition participants, and reviewing team.

Grand Prize Winners

  • Private Funder: Jeff Bauknecht for the The Museum of Flight
  • Government Funder: Scott Fitzpatrick for New Hampshire Catholic Charities

Thanks and appreciation to both the participants and the reviewers.
Brought to you by the Grant Professionals Association and GrantStation.

State of Grantseeking

State of Grantseeking

The Spring 2017 State of Grantseeking Report Preview: Grant Applications vs. Awards

In the Spring 2017 Report, 85% of respondents applied for grant funding during the last six months of 2016, a 3.5% decrease from the previous year. (In the Spring 2016 Report, 88% of respondents submitted grant applications during the last six months of 2015.)

Of the Spring 2017 survey respondents submitting grant applications, over half (51%) applied for three to ten grants. One or two grant applications were submitted by 18% of respondents, and 26% of respondents submitted 11 or more grant applications.

Applying for at least three grant awards increases the frequency of winning an award. No awards were won by 25% of organizations that submitted one or two applications. However, only 9% of organizations that submitted three to five applications won no awards, while just 3% or fewer of organizations that submitted six or more applications won no awards.

To learn more, look for our free reports to be published in May 2017. The State of Grantseeking™ reports spotlight recent developments in funding and can serve as a guide to assist you in your own grantseeking efforts.

Webinar Spotlight

Webinar Spotlight
May 3, 2017, 2:00 PM Eastern Time

Facebook is now the equivalent of the world's largest country, with active users spanning every generation and every corner of the globe. More importantly, social media has fundamentally changed the way that people communicate, interact, and engage with causes. But what are the keys to successful fundraising, marketing, and community building online?

Join us for an interactive, intensely practical workshop as Darian Rodriguez Heyman, the former E.D. of Craigslist Foundation, co-founder of the world's only conference series focused on social media for social good, and best-selling author of Nonprofit Fundraising 101 and Nonprofit Management 101 shares actionable insights on why social media presents huge opportunities, how to capitalize on those, and where to go for more information and free resources.

$69 per person or $149 per site.


For those looking to secure funding in the area of human rights, one fantastic resource is the report entitled Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, Key Findings (2017 Edition), published by the Foundation Center and the International Human Rights Funders Group. This visually-oriented report uses 2014 data to give an overview of human rights grantmaking by funder, issue, region, strategy, and population. Not only does this report identify the top human rights grantmakers across the globe, but it also includes a map with a breakdown of funding by continent, illustrating the top funding areas for each geographic region.

Financial Edge NXT

Financial Edge NXT

Financial Edge NXT simplifies fund accounting so you can work more efficiently and your organization can grow. Delivering unparalleled grant management, reporting, budgeting, and expense management, Financial Edge NXT is powered by Blackbaud Skytm, the only cloud built to power social good. That means you take advantage of pre-integrated services, secure data, and rapid updates...built in and automatic. Take a tour to see how Financial Edge NXT can simplify your every day by improving data accuracy, reducing manual processes, eliminating duplicative entry, and more!


Elevate works with effective and ambitious nonprofits of all sizes to make life easier for their leaders, improve their program outcomes, and build more sustainable organizations capable of doing the hard, day-to-day work of meaningful social change. Our team of writers and nonprofit strategists has extensive experience and strong track records with grantwriting, prospect identification, and funder cultivation. We offer a range of services – from three-month Grants Accelerator Projects designed to jumpstart new or smaller grants programs, to comprehensive grantwriting and strategy services – to meet organizations where they are. WE’D LOVE TO WORK WITH YOU!

National Funding Alert

April 20, 2017
L'Oreal Women of Worth
The L'Oreal Women of Worth program honors women in the United States whose volunteer work serves their communities. Ten Women of Worth honorees will be recognized at an awards event and L'Oreal Paris will donate $10,000 in each honoree's name to a charitable organization of her choice. Click above to learn more about the nomination process..
This is a sample of the thousands of searchable grantmaker profiles available to Members!

International Funding Alert

April 20, 2017
Tinker-Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica
The Tinker-Muse Prize recognizes excellence in Antarctic research by honoring an individual in the early to mid-stages of his or her career. Click above to learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
This is a sample of the thousands of searchable grantmaker profiles available to Members!