Grants for women are usually sourced through foundations. These grants are offered for many types of needs, i.e. domestic violence, education, housing, nutrition, short-term funding for assistance with rent or utilities, business expansion, or financial training, to name a few. Continue reading
Training grants include funding for specific fields, such as teaching or nursing, as well as grants for vocational students. Training grants are offered to assist student-teacher teams in areas such as technology, or civic management, as well as hands-on applications of concepts such as architecture and engineering. Continue reading
Technology grants may be defined in several ways. They may involve funding for development of new technology, refinement of existing technology, or funding to add or enhance technology for a school or community agency. Continue reading
Grants for research are normally funded either by large corporations or through government funding. Typically, the grantor requests research to solve a problem, or to measure outcomes through comparative analysis and offers a research grant to have this information provided. Continue reading
Grants for non-profit organizations comprise the vast majority of all grant funding awarded.
Donations, major gifts and bequests are tax-deductible by the donor for Federal tax reporting only if the recipient is a 501(c)(3) charity or is recognized as having federal status for exemption, as described in IRS publication 557. Continue reading
Green grants are those grants available to organizations engaged in those industries or fields of study that emphasize clean energy or sustainable technologies that reduce the impact of man’s harmful influence on our planet. Continue reading
Grants for faith-based organizations are available from both the Federal government and private foundations. In almost all cases, faith-based grants are only available to a non-profit component of the organization.
Small churches are often surprised to find that they are not automatically considered a non-profit. After all, they are a church or religious organization, so why would they not be eligible for faith-based grants? Continue reading
Community grants are those grants offered by, and for use within, a specified geographical area. They may cover a single city, or several counties. The term is also incorporated in the phrase “community block grants”, designating funds which have been received from a larger aggregator of funds, such as a state agency. These funds are targeted for the benefit of a single community or small group of communities, and are usually mission-specific.
Church grants or more properly, faith-based grants, are available through many foundations and through the Federal government.
There are support programs that offer grants for churches by targeting funding for community-based programs. This category might include after-school programs for at-risk students, early reading programs, classes on safe food preparation or any other targeted program that affects communities. Continue reading