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 GrantWatch.com, 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 GrantWatch.com and find skilled, professional grant writers through GrantWriterTeam.com.

GrantWatch.com 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 GrantWatch.com associates to provide non-profits with a dependable list of potential funders.  By drastically reducing the time non-profits spend searching for funding, GrantWatch.com 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 GrantWatch.com'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 GrantWriterTeam.com 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."

GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com are uniquely current websites that have become essential to non-profit organizations.

Contact: Libby Hikind, 1-347-210-5815

Helping Veteran Organizations Help Veterans

veteran+monitor11.11.2013 19:08:47 – Veterans’ Day reminds us that our veterans need support all year long. Non-profits serving veterans and their families can utilize GrantWatch.com’s
services to locate the grants they need to continue funding their important work.

FinalLogoNegative(live-PR.com)Veterans’ Day is our National Day to honor, remember and thank the millions of Americans who have risked and given their lives to establish, ensure, and defend the freedoms of the people who make up our great country. Today there are 23 million veterans in the USA, many of whom are suffering from physical and emotional disabilities as a result of their service. Libby Hikind, of GrantWatch.com, notes that while we collectively stop and remember our veterans once a year, the organizations and agencies assisting veterans and their families require funding all year round. 

GrantWatch.com is the number one website for USA and International federal, state, local, and foundation grants. Veteran-serving nonprofits and agencies can find the funding they need through GrantWatch.com. Some of the current grants listed on GrantWatch.com under the category Veterans include:

Grants to Non-Profits in Multiple States for Programs that Enhance the Quality of Life
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 to non-profits located in multiple U.S. states that develop and implement a wide range of innovative, high-quality programs that address the areas of: arts, culture & humanities, animal welfare, civic & community development, environment, education, human health & wellness, and assistance for military veterans…

Grants to USA & Territories Non-Profits for Volunteer-Based Community Service Programs
Deadline: 01/08/2014 5:00 PM ET
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 and military families…

Grants Addressing Significant Community Needs
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants ranging from $50,000 – $200,000 are available for projects that address significant community needs while exemplifying the organization’s mission and capabilities. Projects that deliver considerable social benefit in the areas of human services, health, affordable housing…

Programming Grants to Address Food and Shelter Needs
Deadline: OngoingVeteransDayHonorThanks
Grants are available to non-profit organizations in multiple states for programs that help feed and shelter individuals in need. A wide variety of programs (within the parent company's geographic operating areas) are eligible for funding under this opportunity…

Grants to United States Non-Profits for Education, Health, Culture, and Social Services
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to support established U.S. based non-profits that serve large demographic areas of populations and address important issues in the areas of: education, health, culture, and social services…

Libby Hikind shares her memories of celebrating Veterans’ Day as a child and acknowledges her indebtedness to our country’s veterans:

“As a young girl, I remember honoring the brave by decorating my bike with red white and blue streamers, weaving them in and out through the spokes and handle bars. I proudly rode in our small town parade with family activities culminating at the American Legion Hall.

“I am eternally grateful to the men and women who have served our country. I treasure my freedom and I say thank you for the priceless gift. Veterans, I salute you!”

She has asked her researchers and staff to join in her salute by expanding the search and posting additional grants available for non-profits serving veterans. Enter a New Grant lg

Grant funders who have the resources to assist the many veteran-serving organizations, are encouraged to publicize their grants on the GrantWatch.com website through the Enter A New Grant portal.

 Ms. Hikind has also built a website to lend further support to organizations that have located grants and need assistance in responding to the application (request for proposal). Organizations can Request A Grant Writer and utilize GrantWriterTeam.com’s services.

GrantWriterTeam is the new innovative online program that Hikind recently developed to provide organizations with professional grant writers and to provide grant writers with ready-made grant writing opportunities. Grant seekers can go to GrantWriterTeam.com, and request an experienced grant writer to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve.

Professional grant writers complete their skilled professional Grant Writer Profile on GrantWriterTeam.com and bid on a multiple of grant writing projects.

Join the grant writer teamGrantWriterTeam.com’s services are especially important now when there is much competition for available funding. Finding the best grant writer to respond to the request for proposal is critical.

Libby Hikind says: “Veteran organizations should not struggle to obtain funding in order to help our country’s veterans and their families. Both GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com are here to help connect grant funders with grant seekers.”

Israel.GrantWatch.com 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 Israel.Grantwatch.com, 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. Israel.Grantwatch.com 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 Israel.Grantwatch.com 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, Israel.grantwatch.com can help make the match.

Israel Grantwatch home pageIsrael.Grantwatch.com 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; Israel.Grantwatch.com’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 Israel.Grantwatch.com on their websites.

Amutot and other grant seekers who have located grants can go to GrantWriterTeam.com 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 GrantWriterTeam.com 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, GrantWatch.com. Initially launched to assist New York City non-profits, GrantWatch.com quickly became an important resource and now serves the entire USA, with a separate website for each state. With GrantWatch.com, when non-profits subscribe to one GrantWatch website, they gain access to all.

Israel.Grantwatch.com 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. Israel.Grantwatch.com is an invaluable resource for amutot, enabling them to find necessary grants to support Israel’s numerous worthy causes.

Website Helps Sandy Victims and Non-Profits Find Grants

FinalLogoNegativeWEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 30, 2013 — /PRNewswire-iReach/ — One year ago Hurricane Sandy whipped across the eastern coast of the United States and inland, taking with her beaches, boardwalks, businesses, and homes, and deposited rain, sea, and sand on roads and buildings. At the time, many government agencies, foundations, and corporations mobilized to provide grants and loans for those stricken. "The restoration is not completed," Libby Hikind, CEO and founder of GrantWatch.com notes. "There are many organizations, businesses, and individuals who are still desperately trying now, a year later, to recover from Sandy. In searching, we have found little grant money available at the present time."

Hikind encourages grant funders, who have the resources to assist the many Hurricane Sandy victims still suffering, to publicize their grants on the GrantWatch.com website.

With over 12,000 grants listed, GrantWatch.com is the number one website for USA and International federal, state, local, and foundation grants.

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Hurricane Sandy

Government agencies, foundations, and corporations that have grants to assist Super Storm Sandy's victims (and other funding categories) can post their funding opportunities (for free) through a dedicated portal on the GrantWatch.com home page. Funders Enter a New Grant by completing a short form.

Hikind recommends that grant funders and grant seekers think creatively when posting or searching for Sandy related grants. Funders with capacity building, housing, environment, social service, health and medical, education, operating support, and other grants should also consider it appropriate to list their grants in the disaster relief category. Grant seekers should consider all funding categories that might possibly be relevant to their situation and mission when searching for grants to help them recover from Sandy.

The following are examples of grants that are listed under a variety of different categories on GrantWatch.com, other than disaster relief, that would be appropriate for Sandy victims:
Grants to USA Non-Profits for Social/Civic Services, Education, Arts, & Environment
Grants to Pennsylvania & New Jersey Non-Profits for Education, Income, Health, & Basic Needs
Grants to New York Municipalities & Non-Profits for Tree Planting & Other Urban Forestry Projects
Grants to U.S. Non-Profits, State/Local Institutions for the Preservation of Cultural Collections
Grants to USA & International Non-Profits for Preservation, Leadership, & Community Service

Libby Hikind also points out that government agencies and philanthropic organizations charged with assisting in the recovery efforts are now looking ahead to provide funding for projects that strengthen future disaster resiliency.

As such, she suggests that grant funders and grant seekers utilize GrantWatch.com as a resource for both posting through the Enter a New Grant portal or locating grants which increase capacity, educate the public on environmental and safety issues, improve infrastructure, disaster and emergency preparedness and other projects that help to improve the ability of communities and organizations to be better prepared for future disasters.

Grant seekers who have located grants to help in their recovery can go to GrantWriterTeam.com 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 GrantWriterTeam.com and bid on a multiple of grant writing projects.

grantwriter team projects available

GrantWriterTeam.com is the new innovative online program that Hikind recently developed to provide organizations with a team of professional grant writers and to provide grant writers with ready-made grant writing opportunities.

GrantWriterTeam.com's services are especially important now when there is much competition for available funding. Finding the best grant writer to respond to the request for proposal is critical.

Libby Hikind says: "Organizations and individuals should not be struggling to obtain funding in order to recover from Hurricane Sandy or any other disaster. Both GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com are here to help connect grant funders with grant seekers so that everyone benefits."

GrantWatch.com Helps Non-Profits Find Critical Funding at GrantWatch.com

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 GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com, recommends that non-profits relying heavily on government funds begin to diversify their grants income by locating alternate funding sources.

GrantWatch.com 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 GrantWatch.com 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, GrantWatch.com can help organizations locate multiple funding sources.

Non-profits and others that have located suitable grants, can go to GrantWriterTeam.com to find experienced grant writers ready to help them apply for the monies they need and deserve. GrantWriterTeam.com 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. GrantWriterTeam.com'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 GrantWatch.com 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. GrantWatch.com and GrantWriterTeam.com can help your organization diversify its income to maintain smooth and continuous operations."