"Connecting our Members with the Right Grantmakers since 1999."
Welcome to GrantStation
Bold is Gold: A Funding Research Primer
“This book is all about being bold in your approach to securing the support you need for your programs and projects. With 40+ years of experience in grantseeking, I have come to believe that identifying the right grantmaker is a combination of art and science, and I would like to share those hard-won insights with you.”
Cynthia M. Adams
Founder and CEO
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The Fall 2017 State of Grantseeking Reports
The free Fall 2017 State of Grantseeking Report and section reports are ready for you!
We at GrantStation hope the State of Grantseeking Reports help to alleviate some of the frustration among nonprofit organizations as they engage in grantseeking activities. Overall, these reports speak to the importance of targeting the right grantmakers.
The organizational experience determined by mission focus is a key factor influencing grantseeking activities. For example, the rate of winning an award varied by mission focus. Religion-Related organizations reported the lowest rate (33%), while Educational Institutions reported the highest rate of winning at least one grant award (96%).
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Born from a desire to help those helping others, Reed Community Consulting adds expertise and a framework to your understanding of the issues you face so you can focus on serving your community.
NPO.lib is a brand new online resource that helps nonprofit professionals run a stronger and more successful nonprofit by offering courses, resources, and templates, along with a community of other nonprofit professionals.
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Does it feel like everyone else is winning grant awards? These three webinars were designed to systematically help the staff of your nonprofit organization develop their capacity to write successful grant requests.
- Is Your Organization Grant Ready?
- Grant Writing 101
- Logic Models: More Than Just Extra Work!
Executive directors, program managers, and grantwriters from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from these 90-minute presentations.
Register for all three by January 25, 2018, and save $58!
Tracks to Success
Tracks to Success is a GrantStation feature article that focuses on a particular grantmaker or philanthropic trend in order to keep you apprised of the latest “top of topic” subjects within the world of grantseeking, management, and philanthropy.
Biannual State of Grantseeking Report Draws Record Responses
Every six months since Fall 2011, GrantStation has asked nonprofits worldwide to complete a survey, with the goal of taking the pulse of grantseekers on the ground. The responses are used to create a biannual State of Grantseeking Report that GrantStation shares far and wide.
In this interview, Cynthia Adams, Founder and CEO of GrantStation, discusses why she thinks this 17th biannual survey generated such a strong response rate, key findings, and why nonprofit leaders are feeling the pain.
Read the full interview, plus a profile of one nonprofit’s response to grantseeking challenges.
We did the research for you! Browse our library of quality resources, including profiles of books and articles, courses and degree programs, and workshops and tools, all designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional.
If you are new to the field of grantwriting, or have just started working for a foundation, we recommend reviewing Grantwriting 101: The Ultimate Guide to Foundation Philanthropy. Published by Fluxx, this guide provides a concise overview of philanthropy essentials and the grantmaking process using colorful graphics. Topics covered include the different types of charitable giving vehicles available, how each foundation employee plays a role, the “how” of grantmaking, and emerging trends shaping philanthropy.
National Funding Alert
The Homebuilding Education Leadership Program (HELP), an initiative of the National Housing Endowment, provides grants to leading colleges and universities to help them create, expand, or enhance residential construction management programs. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.
Canadian Funding Alert
Innovative Medicines Canada offers grants and sponsorships to facilitate research, generate awareness, create educational programs, and improve access to innovative medicines in Canada. Learn more about the funding guidelines and application process.