Some grantmakers are more approachable than others. Some have easier applications. Some have fewer requirements when providing awards. In addition, some grantmakers provide leverage for winning awards from other grantmakers. Considering these types of issues, here is some general advice on what order to use when approaching grantmakers.
Start with these grantmakers:
You can then move on to these to these grantmakers:
- Associations and Societies (local)
- Independent Foundations (small and local)
- Government Funding (local and regional)
- Corporate Giving Programs
Then you are ready to approach these grantmakers: