We send out weekly updates of great grants available at GrantWatch.com. Let me share with you some tips on how to use the website. Once you read this article, you’ll be able to navigate our site and optimize your efforts of finding a suitable grant. If you’re a nonprofit, small business, or individual looking for grants, read the following:
Founder and CEO
First, I’d like to introduce you to Libby Hikind, our founder and CEO. Libby is available to speak at large gatherings to demonstrate the tricks and twists of searching for grants on GrantWatch.com and our other 4 supporting grants tools and crowdfunding websites. She has most recently spoken at the College of Staten Island and the Maryland Community Action Partnership Conference.
You can find grants for up to 55 categories on GrantWatch.com. We have pages and pages of grants for each USA state, as well as Canada, and International countries. Our grants are for nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals to search for grants and awards.
How to Search
First, we have to narrow the search to your location. Select your state or country by clicking “Change Location” and choosing your state.
Then, look to the categories listed to the right of the screen, under the green chat box. These are categories that our grant researchers use to organize and sort the grants. They range from Aging/Seniors to Youth/Out-of-school Youth.
After selecting a relevant category, you can begin looking at the available grants. They appear as a title, a deadline, and the first 4 lines of the grant details. For instance, if I was searching for grants for Aging/Seniors in the NYC area, the search result would look like the following:
Is the Grant a Good Fit For Your Organization?
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Advanced Search – Keywords
Let's search for the word Baseball using Advanced Search. If your search is narrowed to NYC then you have one search result:
If you search through all geographic areas, you have 9 results. If you do not use a keyword search and search in only your NYC location for Sports and Recreation you have 17 matches that you may be able to spin to your needs.
Now let's look for a minute at just that one result. Look at the eligibility:
So, if you’re a nonprofit, small business, or individual looking for grants, use the aforementioned search techniques to search for grants yourself. Remember the wider your search parameters the more likely you are to find a grant that will meet your needs. Click here for our pricing and plans.
GrantWatch.com adds and updates new grants and archives past due grants, daily. So that one baseball grant today can become 5 grants tomorrow.
In addition, we have exceptional customer service – phone, chat and email. Our support office is here for you Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 9:00pm, Friday 9:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday 11:00am to 8:00pm (EST). Call us at (561)249-4129 or email us at support@GrantWatch.com.
We accommodate the varying needs of our individual and multiple users through our research and web development staff. So if you called us because you only found one grant for baseball in NYC, we would send a ping to our researchers for them to find and post more related grants.
About the Author: Staff Writer writes for GrantWatch.com and its affiliate websites.