6 Types of Grants for Nonprofits and how to find them

Where can you find grants for nonprofits? Here are 6 different types of grants, how they work, and where to find them. #Nonprofits #Grants #Nonprofit

Whether you’re starting a nonprofit organization or fundraising for an existing nonprofit, grants are one of many options for funding or expanding a special project or program. Did you know there are many different types of nonprofit grants? In this video I talk through 6 different types of grants for nonprofits, pros and cons of each, and where to find them.

I hope this helps as you undertake nonprofit fundraising and grant writing!

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20 comments

  1. What has been your experience with one of these types of grants? Share in the comments!

  2. Overall you have given good information, well organized. Thank you. I have experience with city funding of arts organizations. Developing positive relationships with employees who manage your funding, maintaining positivity with your nonprofit competitors who are favorites of the city decision makers, are important factors that cannot be ignored. The ‘yes’ answers to dollar requests are granted primarily for political reasons to friends. I would call this a ‘con’ in more ways than one. Also, in my city, we have a large umbrella nonprofit comprised of wealthy individuals that is predatory about rounding up as many family foundations as they can to manage their intake and disbursement for them. That adds another level of bureaucracy that siphons the available money for project activities proposed by smaller nonprofits, and functions in the same political way.

  3. Hi Amber, Thanks for the amazing information. I am getting started with registering my non profit. Starting with a limited budget do you think it is a good idea to do ALL the paperwork myself (meaning getting EIN number and 501(c)3) or should I wait until funds are better and get an attorney? Thanks

  4. I’m from Papua New Guinea and can I apply for such and get grants to help charity in my country?

  5. Hi, I have a non profit organization in India. This is about providing education to kids who are below poverty line and who cannot afford to go to school.

    I am just wondering if I can apply for any grants in US. Can you share any information that you have regarding this. Appreciate your help here.

  6. Hi Amber. I am an inventor who developed a much-needed technology that can impact on one notable world health advocacy – the fight against iodine deficiency disorders (IDD). I am looking for philantrophic sponsorships/partnerships for said technology’s cost-efficient scale-up production and donation worldwide to the intended beneficiaries – the most iodine deficient countries. I contacted several philantrophic groups and offered collaborations/partnerships. However they were unresponsive.

    Can you give some useful advice or recommend a philantropist who is approachable/contactable, and who might be interested on the above-mentioned endeavour for a cause?

  7. For me would like volonteers to come over to our needy/orphans kids centre and teach while we can host them as they continue been familiar with what we do for kids here eradicating poverty through education in Kenya…. Stpatrickcentre@gmail.com

  8. I’m in Kenya with a needy/orphans kids centre dealing with educating and helping community out of drugs can you suggest any organization there that can fund us.. Our facebook page Patrick centre organization…. Hoping to hear from you

  9. I have non profit organization, and I want to provide digital education to poor and middle class children, any one interested to join with us, contact me