This Friday- Hear Libby Speak at the College of Staten Island

This year, Grantwatch, Inc. is pleased to be joining the Neighborhood Technical Assistance Clinic (NTAC) as it continues its 18-year tradition to bring neighborhood and faith-based organizations together for Dialogue between Funders and Nonprofits.  The forum, in collaboration with the Staten Island Not For Profit Association, Inc., will include a symposium and capacity building workshops on the topic of Rebounding in a Down Economy- Leading in Times of Uncertainty.


Libby Hikind​, founder and CEO of, has been invited to present on the topic of Seeking New Partnerships and Resources for Nonprofits.


If you will be in the Staten Island, New York City area, don’t miss this opportunity to hear Libby speak about searching and locating the best funding opportunities for your nonprofit as well as how to connect with and create valuable partnerships with other nonprofits and funders in your area.  In addition, municipal agencies and grantmaking organizations will learn about new resources to promote their funding opportunities and ensure their activities receive the attention of nonprofits with shared interests and missions.  


Come join Libby and meet other individuals in the nonprofit sector working to promote lasting positive change and learn about the many new tools and resources available to them today. 


Looking forward to seeing you there!


Friday, January 23, 2015

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM


College of Staten Island, CUNY

Center for the Arts

2800 Victory Boulevard

Staten Island, New York 10314


For additional information, contact: or

(718) 455-3784


Non-Profits are Encouraged to Utilize Volunteers During this Winter Holiday

FinalLogoNegativeWEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — "People want to help others by doing good deeds during this holiday season of giving. Not everyone can donate funds but many can donate their most precious 'gift of time'".  That is the message that Libby Hikind, founder and president of, has for non-profits and community organizations that will serve the needy during the upcoming holidays.

Libby is in touch with numerous grant seekers and funding sources and notes that organizations that utilize both grant funding and volunteer resources benefit from a synergy that allows them to accomplish more than either grant funding or volunteerism could achieve alone.

Volunteers bring to the nonprofit great energy, valuable suggestions, and connections to call upon in firefighters volunteeringorder to implement and supplement the organization's initiatives and programs.  In addition, volunteer assistance enables organizations to free up limited resources so they can re-allocate their grant income towards the purchase of more food and necessities for the indigent than might otherwise have been possible.  Volunteers help non-profits search for and identify grant funding on and find skilled, professional grant writers through is the premier website for grant seekers, listing more than 12,000 USA and International federal, state, local, and foundation grants and has become an essential tool for non-profits.  Grant proposals are reviewed by associates to provide non-profits with a dependable list of potential funders.  By drastically reducing the time non-profits spend searching for funding, enables them to focus their energy and efforts on their long-term goals as well as on more effective management of their day-to-day operations.

GrantWatch home pageBoth subscribers and non-subscribers can view grant previews and deadline information such as the following:

Grants to USA & Territories Non-Profits for Volunteer-Based Community Service Programs
Letter of Intent Due: 12/11/2013
Deadline: 01/08/2014
Grants are available to USA and territories non-profits, universities, municipalities, and others for volunteer-driven programs in one of the following areas of interest: disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environment, health, and veterans.

Grants to USA Non-Profits to Benefit Disadvantaged Children, Women, and Families
Deadline: 12/16/2013
Grants will be awarded to USA non-profit organizations to promote and improve the quality of life for children, women, and families in need. Funds are intended for programs that aim to: promote strong families, provide emergency shelter, enhance education/job readiness, and build community…

Subscribers receive full access to eligibility details and a summary of the grant's guidelines.

Foundations, corporations and government agencies are encouraged to post their available grants on's free Enter a New Grant portal.

Grant seekers who have located grants for which they'd like to apply can write the grant proposal themselves or go to and select "Request a Grant Writer".  A skilled professional grant writer will craft a compelling proposal package for them.

grantwriter team projects availableAccording to Libby Hikind, "Both sites are user-friendly and are designed so that even volunteers with no grant experience can quickly navigate a search for funding and locate a grant writer." and are uniquely current websites that have become essential to non-profit organizations.

Contact: Libby Hikind, 1-347-210-5815 Helps Amutot and Other Non-Profits Find Grants

An important question being asked today is, “How can all of Israel’s worthy causes properly operate without the absolutely necessary grant funding that they need in order to maintain their organizations?” With the launching of, President and founder Libby Hikind has made it significantly easier for Israeli and Israel-related non-profits to find grants in support of their causes. provides Amutot with a searchable, subscription-based website detailing newly found grants addressing many important issues in a variety of categories.

Despite current worldwide economic difficulties, most non-profit organizations have been able to maintain their programs, relying on the philanthropic largess of a plethora of sources. Millions of dollars are specifically set aside every year to help combat diseases, provide health and human services, address environmental issues, and provide funding for cutting-edge research and technology.

“Thankfully, the money is out there,” Hikind says. However, if it were simple to locate these grants, everyone would. That’s why is a valuable resource, helping to match Granters with Grantees. Whether funding is being sought by Israeli organizations, Jewish organizations worldwide, or simply Jewish individuals both in and out of Israel, can help make the match.

Israel Grantwatch home makes it very easy for Israeli non-profits to seek out new sources of funding. Amutot no longer have to search many different sites nor decipher numerous requests for proposals to find suitable funding opportunities;’s staff has already done that for them. Organizations can register to receive free weekly emails listing available grants as well as peruse the website. Non-subscribers are provided with a short preview of the grant and deadline information; subscribers have access to full eligibility details and a summary of the grant’s guidelines. Non-profits can get fresh, new content daily by adding an RSS feed or by posting a link to on their websites.

Amutot and other grant seekers who have located grants can go to and request an experienced grant writer to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve. Professional grant writers complete their writer profile on and bid on a multiple of grant writing projects.

Request a grantwriterWith the launching of this new Internet channel for the Israeli non-profit community, Hikind and her highly qualified staff of researchers brought to the Israeli non-profit sector the same quality subscription-based website that she founded several years ago for their U.S. counterparts, Initially launched to assist New York City non-profits, quickly became an important resource and now serves the entire USA, with a separate website for each state. With, when non-profits subscribe to one GrantWatch website, they gain access to all. has made finding grants simple for everyone including the high school graduate who, prior to attending university, would like to visit Israel, but finds the cost too burdensome; the Israeli university graduate looking to continue his/her research abroad; the Israeli NGO seeking funding for an upcoming ground-breaking event; and the non-profits that serve elderly couples who can’t make ends meet. is an invaluable resource for amutot, enabling them to find necessary grants to support Israel’s numerous worthy causes. Helps Non-Profits Find Critical Funding at

WEST PALM BEACH, FinalLogoNegativeFla., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — The USA federal government's "shutdown" highlights the problem of relying on a single grant source for critical funding. This is particularly true for non-profits whose primary funding source comes from federal grants (i.e., child care grants, social service grants, refugee programs, child welfare services, community services, nutrition programs, Title I funds, university grants) where closing down means putting many lives and/or years of hard work in jeopardy. Libby Hikind, CEO of and, recommends that non-profits relying heavily on government funds begin to diversify their grants income by locating alternate funding sources. is the number one website for USA and International federal, state, local, and foundation grants. Hikind emphasizes that a large percentage of the more than 12,000 grants listed on are from non-governmental sources – which will help support these organizations during this time when government grants are threatened.

GrantWatch home page"Thankfully, the money is out there," Hikind says, "and most non-profit organizations can continue to maintain their programs through the philanthropic largesse of a plethora of sources. Millions of dollars are specifically set aside by foundations and corporations every year to help combat diseases, provide health and human services, address environmental issues, and provide funding for cutting-edge research and technology."

She strongly urges non-profits to diversify their grant portfolios and not depend on government funding alone. With a large variety of both government and non-government grants, can help organizations locate multiple funding sources.

Non-profits and others that have located suitable grants, can go to to find experienced grant writers ready to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve. is an innovative online program that provides organizations with a team of professional grant writers at their disposal and grant writers with a ready-made market.'s services are especially important now when competition for available funding is tough and finding the best grant writer to respond to the request for proposal is critical.

Foundations and corporations that have grants to offer non-profits can easily reach nonprofits by entering their funding opportunities on through a dedicated portal. Hikind and her creative team have made it simple for funding sources to publicize their organizations to non-profits and others looking for grant money.

Enter a new grant formLibby Hikind says: "No organization should have to close its doors and no one should have to do without the services they need because of a government shutdown. and can help your organization diversify its income to maintain smooth and continuous operations."