Let's say you're an inexperienced film director who has been granted 25K to spend on preparation for directing a short film. ("Preparation" in this case meaning, skills-acquisition, experimentation or any sources of inspiration.) Since you can't spend the money on actual production costs, what would you spend the money on? Several conditions apply, after the jump. [more inside]
I created a brand new program with grant money. I am leaving my employer and my boss says I don't own any of the materials. Is this true? [more inside]
I just got accepted to the Fall semester of the School for Poetic Computation, an arts & tech bootcamp, in New York on a partial scholarship. Any suggestions for short-term grants or funding sources that can help cover my tuition & other costs that'll disburse ASAP? [more inside]
I'm applying for grants to help my child who has special needs. Does anyone know what is typical to expect? [more inside]
I'm on a committee at my kid's elementary school and have been asked to start working on a spreadsheet of all possible funding opportunities that we could pursue for enrichment projects. What's my best strategy for searching for projects? [more inside]
I'm trying to go to grad school, but don't want to be straddled with debt. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
I need a grant writing intern for my non-profit. Possibly several. Do you know what universities have good green technology or permaculture degree tracks that would be a good place to start looking? (many snowflakes inside) [more inside]
Because of the way nonprofits work, it seems most legal aid organizations receive their grant funding only for successfully defended cases - which means that some of them seem to cherrypick which cases they accept, sorting for the most winnable rather than those in the most need. Are there any that don't do this? How do I find places for people with bad or unwinnable cases, but who still need legal help? [more inside]
Do I need to be a resident non profit of a state to be eligible for a grant from that state to do a project about or for that state? Are there general guidelines regarding residency or eligibility requirements all states tend to follow or do I need to dig into each state humanities organization to find out. [more inside]
[For folks that work in the non-profit sector] I feel at a loss for what to do. I work for a non-profit that I have been planning to leave for some time. I am taking the GRE this month, applying to schools and even applying for school-compatible part time jobs. At the same time, my non-profit is trying to pull itself out of a budget hole by applying for a multitude of grants. Most of the deliverables are things that I am supposed to deliver and the only other person left to deliver would be my immediate supervisor. I like my supervisor and don't know how she would even get all the work done if I left. My work would not be easily transferred to a new hire. I feel overcome with guilt as each new grant proposal goes out the door because I'm not planning on being around to do this work. I know it would be really dumb to say that before I have an offer in hand for school or a new job. What is the right thing to do? Should I let them build their plans around me when I'm not sure I'll be around? [more inside]
Are there any grants available to Canadian businesses that would fund them bringing in a worker outside the country (From the US) to work in Canada? [more inside]
I know someone who is the kind of person who ought to receive a Macarthur Fellowship—those no strings attached grants commonly known as the "genius grants." This person is, by any definition, a "talented individual who ha[s] shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction." Beyond the fact that I wouldn't know how to bring this person to the attention of the nominators for that particular fellowship, the person I know is a Canadian citizen, and does not live in the US, so is ineligible for the Macarthur grants. Are there any similar (if less awesome) grants in Canada? The person I have in mind is a traditional artisan.
You’re an academic, and every now and then, often on short notice, you’ve got to put together an application which includes your papers, your grants, your service (and so on) and it’s in a different format and order to the last time. Would you pay someone to keep track of this stuff AND format your application/review? What do you need them to keep track of? Tell me more. What do you want?
Scientists / medical researchers (and donors), how long should a nonprofit take to publicize new grants? [more inside]
Are there grants or financial aid for my 8 year old daughter who has Tourettes Syndrome and ADD? I need money to put her in a tutoring center and to put her in physical activity programs. [more inside]
Are there any grants available for public high schools to make their facilities (specifically the auditorium) handicapped and wheelchair-accessible? I've been told that there might be federal funds available for this purpose but I don't know where to start looking. We're in New Jersey, could there be state funds for the same purpose?
Some folks in a small town dear to my heart are hoping to start a private, non-profit elementary school. I've offered to help out finding grants. But it's... confusing. [more inside]
Helping a friend try to find funding for a photo project involving LGBT refugees. She's located in the New York area. Does anyone know of any funders we should be applying for grants from?
I'm an artist, and I help run a non-profit studio-school. Our studio is about to file for 501(c)(3) exemption and seek funding, and we've reached the limit of our collective knowledge. Please point me in the right direction(s). Length and details inside. [more inside]
Let's assume Susan G. Komen has found an all-encompassing cure for [breast] cancer. Who owns the rights to the patent? [more inside]
When applying for a grant that funds your job, is it wrong to simply update last year's application that was awarded?
When applying for a grant that funds your job, is it wrong to simply update last year's application that was awarded? [more inside]
So, I want to be a grant writer. I'm a published author many times over, and have no problem with the actual writing/convincing stuff, but it seems that is the least important part of the process. [more inside]
My sister is looking for undergraduate research funding to support some field work in Japan for her BA thesis project. She's especially interested in questions about gender and sexuality. Any advice on grant-giving organizations she might look into? [more inside]
I want to go back to school. Understatement: I'm a non-traditional student. I've been living below poverty levels for most of my life. I need funding - loans, grants, scholarships. How? [more inside]
Asking for my best bud here in Phoenix: Are there scholarships/grants, etc., available for non-traditional students (who are also the first in the family to attend college?) If so, where would I find information? [more inside]
Anyone know of any graduate-level (PhD candidate) grants available to a Chinese girl studying Biology in the US? [more inside]
What are the best technology grants for K-12 schools? [more inside]
Any business grants for Veterans? [more inside]
Grantwriters and Anyone Else who manages complex deadlines and reporting: I am a newly hired grantwriter for a nonprofit. Help me develop processes to keep track of what has been submitted and when things are due. [more inside]
Help me get people to give me money to get my MFA. [more inside]
How much can I cut-and-paste from last year's grant proposals? [more inside]
How can we get into grant writing for other people? I've had good luck getting money out of the Canadian government for my screenwriting, I've done successful book proposals, and my wife has done all sorts of other successful applications. I am told a grant writer can claim 30-35% of a successful grant. How do we get into this line of work?
Where can I find examples of science/engineering research proposals for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program? [more inside]
A friend of mine wants to open a business, and is looking for information on business loans or grants specifically for women. [more inside]
I want create a legal entity for my consulting work and research. Should I create a non-profit or a company? [more inside]
NetherlandsFilter: As a Dutch citizen, am I eligible for financial aid for school in the United States? [more inside]
How do I find out who's been giving grants to a non-profit foundation? [more inside]
How do I approach a foundation to inquire about a grant? [more inside]
Our non-profit arts organization has just earned the support (in the form of a very big grant) from an internationally renowned foundation. We've got a good system of press releases that we send out to local and regional contacts, but we're idealistically looking to see some national artistic attention as the result of getting this grant. Where/who should we attempt contact to really get noticed? [more inside]
Supporting material when submitting a grant application for art: if the supporting material is a whole publication, is it better to pull samples, or show the whole thing? General arts grant advice also welcome. [more inside]
How do I go about applying for a Homeland Security grant? [more inside]
My dad and mom live in a rural area of Massachusetts. My dad makes wooden bowls and they want to start their own small store in the area selling the bowls. They have no capital, and want to look into a small business grant. They both work extremely hard and make almost minimum wage, and so without the grant could not have the time or money to start the business while also supporting themselves. Do you know of any resources or grants that could help them? Thank you so much for your help.
GreeningGrantFilter: I'm a volunteer at a soup kitchen who recently got asked to look for sources of funding for a "green" initiative. I have lots of experience chopping vegetables and coming up with ideas in the past, but on this issue of financing....none at all. [more inside]
I am involved in the design and construction of a six-classroom Head Start building in rural Oregon. While major northwest foundations are involved in funding the building itself, I now must find sources for grants to build the playgrounds. This may run in excess of 100k. Do any of you know of likely sources for such funds?
What resources exist for a motivated single mother looking to take care of herself and her little girl? [more inside]
I have an idea for a community art organization. Help me figure out where to look to fund it! [more inside]
My education website is in major need of an overhaul. However, I can't afford to pay developers the cost price for it. How can I get funding or assistance for this project? [more inside]
Best book or online resource for funding Grad School? [more inside]
The non-profit I work for is undergoing economic changes of the painful contraction type. People are worried, layoffs are looming. I've known for some time my position was not secure and have been looking at moving to a vacant grant writer's position that has come available. I think I have the prerequisites. How can I nail this job? [more inside]
Would it be in my tiny alt-monthly print newspaper's interest to become a non-profit? Our print run is under 5000 but our content is increasingly amazing. A small publishing group in my community is dissolving and offering to turn their non-profit status over to us but few of our members can even begin to grasp what this would mean. We are located in Chicago (Pilsen), and have been growing in contribution/readership, but have failed to make a dime. This is not by any means a money making venture. Our members have been infighting about what non-profit status would mean in terms of available grants. [more inside]
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