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

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’s
services to locate the grants they need to continue funding their important work.

FinalLogoNegative(’ 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, 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. 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 Some of the current grants listed on 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 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’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, 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 and bid on a multiple of grant writing projects.

Join the grant writer’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 and are here to help connect grant funders with grant seekers.”