Methodology for the State of Grantseeking™ and the Benchmarker

  • The State of Grantseeking Report presents a ground-level look at the grantseeking experience and focuses on funding from non-government grant sources and government grants and contracts.
  • The 2022 State of Grantseeking Survey was open in February and March of 2022 and received 1,780 responses.
  • The information in this report, unless otherwise specified, reflects recent grantseeking activity during the year 2021.
  • The survey was conducted online using Survey Monkey and was not scientifically conducted, as survey respondents are a nonrandom sample of organizations that self-selected to take the survey basesd on their affiliation with GrantStation and GrantStation partners.
  • The State of Grantseeking Report uses descriptive statistics and focused survey results, including data by mission focus or budget size, to provide a resource more closely matched to your specific organization.
  • Due to the variation in respondent organizations over time, this report does not include trends.
  • For the purpose of visual brevity, response rates are rounded to the nearest whole number; totals will range from 98% to 102%.
  • For the purpose of statistical validity, the Benchmarker includes mission focuses with 200 or more respondents; the remaining mission focuses are aggregated as "Other".