Presentation on theme: "Kevin Truong, Development Intern University of California, Irvine (Class of ‘12) B.A. in Social Ecology and Anthropology Grant researching and writing."— Presentation transcript:
Kevin Truong, Development Intern University of California, Irvine (Class of ‘12) B.A. in Social Ecology and Anthropology Grant researching and writing for the development team Alex Horsey, VP of Development & Operations Senior in high school from Portland, Oregon Supervises social media and online content teams Works with the development team to secure a plan for grant research and writing
-A financial donation given to support a person, organization, projects, or programs. (Pratt Library) A certain population Particular type of nonprofit Specific type of support
- The art of securing funding for nonprofits via grant proposals Funding Institutions: Foundations Corporations Government Agencies
Foundations -req. by law to distribute 5% of their assets annually Private foundations- usually set up by from an individual, family group of individuals, or a business (Marcus Foundation) Community foundations- publicly supported and operated for the benefit of a given place (Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta) Corporate-sponsored foundation- maintain close ties with the parent company, and their giving usually reflects company interests (Georgia Pacific Foundation) Corporate Direct Giving Program -not separate legal entity and is not subject to laws governing exempt orgs. No endowments. (Charles Schwab) values, interests, brand awareness, & reputation building Government Agencies - usually distributed through state and local government units; Typically for scientific and research purposes; long and tedious
Understand Your Org’s Goals and Objectives “The 5 Ws” -- The WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, & WHY Be Knowledgeable of: · Community’s needs in order to create a solution for the problem. · Org’s available resources in order to request the correct type/amount of help how to match program and needs to another organization’s priorities and criteria for giving
Research the Foundations foundationcenter.org
Form 990s Tax-exempt orgs are required to file Form W990 with the IRS annually to maintain their tax-exempt status Annual income and from what sources Program, management, & fundraising expenses Net Assets Grants awarded Display your ability to match your org’s needs to another organization’s priorities and criteria for awarding grants. Seek trends and draw inferences!
Contact the appropriate grant makers Via or phone Be aware of: Grant submission deadlines Geographic areas of support Clarify any questions Do they accept unsolicited proposals? Solicited proposals?
Prepare Appropriate Documents Letter of Inquiry (LOI) - persuasive letter that presents an identified problem within the community, a proposed solution, and your org’s qualifications for enacting the solution. Includes: Intro, Org + Program description, Statement of need, Methodology, & Budget “Buzz Words “- Vocabulary words that depict foundation’s values Full Proposal - More elaborate form of LOI Includes: Board of directors, Various IRS forms Online Application
Follow-up Rejection– Thank you letters Reason(s) of the rejection Acceptance—provide foundation with more information or grant reports after grant has been awarded *Regardless of rejection of acceptance, it is crucial to build and maintain relationships with all the for the future.