No Mountain Too High for Wendy’s High School Heisman College Scholarship Recipient

At six-foot-one, Soleil Gaylord can stand tall and be proud of receiving the Wendy’s High School Heisman trophy and the $10,000 college scholarship that went with the award.

After growing four inches in one year, the senior at Telluride High School feared her running days, which began at the age of 5, were finished.  Any prolonged strides would stretch her tendons too far and leave her hips prone to injury. Despite a 12 ½ size shoe that was more suited for basketball, Gaylord was not about to cut short her passion for long distance running in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Instead, Gaylord worked harder, rising to all occasions to become a state champion in cross-country and track and field, a World Mountain Running Championships competitor, a World Champion snowshoe runner and a Colorado Sportswoman of the Year. 

Several colleges are courting Gaylord’s talents. The Wendy’s scholarship could certainly influence her choice of schools. But, most high school seniors like her aren’t afforded such a luxury; although, the playing field to compete for college scholarships has leveled somewhat and become more efficient.

“The internet has changed things,” said Libby Hikind, founder and CEO of, which lists college scholarships from the government, schools, and private organizations including foundations and community groups. “If you want to find college scholarships, you just need an internet connection and a phone, tablet or computer.”

Hikind said unlike financial aid, students do not have to pay back grants, awards and scholarships. GrantWatch has a dedicated category for unique college scholarships, grants for college, awards for college.

“All types of students can receive grants and scholarships,” she said. “There are thousands of funding sources for college, but you have to find them first.”

Scholarships and awards are typically merit-based and awarded to students who exhibit proven ability and have rules for maintaining aid. Grants, on the other hand, are need-based and usually awarded depending on the financial situation surrounding the applicant.

The U.S. Department of Education provides many grants to help college students offset the rising cost of tuition. More than $28 billion of that money is disbursed to about 7.2 million students through the Pell program, which provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduates.

Federal and state governments combine with colleges and universities to offer more than three-fourths of all grant money, but many large and small corporations and private nonprofits can be a source for “free money” as well.

Private and public nonprofits utilize scholarships as a tool to perform charitable work and assist struggling students and their families to defray the cost of college. Most of these scholarships have requirements that are targeted to specific groups. 

Hikind suggests that students thinking about going to college should start looking early for extra financing.

“Millions of students receive financial help,” she said. “But, those that do, apply early and often to as many different sources as possible.”


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Growing Senior Populations Challenge Nonprofits to Answer Calls for Help

When the Brevard County Commission decided to reduce the amount of money allocated to nonprofits, Meals on Wheels funding came to a grinding halt. The program, which delivers meals to the homes of seniors who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals, failed to provide enough value in the minds of the Florida commissioners, who dispense government funds to nonprofits.

Meals on Wheels, which is just one service of the nonprofit Aging Matters, is not without company among organizations in need of funding resources. Over the next five years, the commission is cutting the budget to local charities, until the giving stops completely. The government, the argument goes, should not be funding nonprofits with taxpayer dollars.

That’s not to say seniors will have their calls for help left unanswered. The GrantWatch Aging and Senior category matches government and foundation grants with entrepreneurs and nonprofits who are looking to put their ideas to work based on a surge in the demand for elderly-care support services.

The market for elderly adult care continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. AARP claims that the 106 million Americans aged 50 and older represent a consumer base that will generate more than $13.5 trillion in annual economic activity by 2032. That’s more than half of the U.S. GDP.  What’s more, Deloitte predicts seniors will amass $26 trillion in financial assets by 2029.

Caring for the elderly is no longer restricted to nursing homes. Starting a nonprofit business that cares for seniors in their homes requires common sense, compassion, honesty and organization skills. The trick is to showcase these attributes to attract grant money for starting what could be a prosperous business that actually helps people.

Home care to assist seniors who have physical or mental limitations, but don’t want to lose their independence is gaining attention. Most government agencies and private foundations will prioritize their grant-making activities on care for the elderly.

Federal agencies typically provide most of their support for elderly-care services through block grants to their counterpart agencies at the state and local levels. In turn, these state and local agencies award competitive grants to qualified nonprofit enterprises that directly serve the needs of senior populations.

Studies predict that baby boomers will account for a 73 percent increase in the age 65-and-above senior population. Some 30 million of these elderly adults will be confronted with more than one chronic health condition by 2030, according to the American Hospital Association.

Seniors face difficulties for many reasons. Some of these issues are visible, but none of them should be ignored. If your organization offers funding sources to assist the elderly to do things they can no longer do for themselves, list the opportunity on Eligible entrepreneurs, small businesses and nonprofits are waiting to accept your generosity and put their philanthropic ideas to work.


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Teaching Award Punctuates English Instructor’s Selfless Service to Students | Grantwatch

Her jaw dropped open in shock. Then the students seated around her in the school gymnasium erupted in screams and cheers. Katherine Watkins placed her hand over her heart. What had begun as a typical school assembly – or so, she thought – had become a ceremony in her honor.

Watkins, an 11th-grade English teacher at Millington Central, was awash in congratulatory hugs after receiving a $25,000 Milken Educator Award during an impromptu presentation at the high school in Memphis, Tennessee.

According to an article published on November 16, 2017, in USA TODAY NETWORK (WXIA), written by Jennifer Pignolet, The National Educator Award, is one of some 45 unrestricted grants delivered by the Milken Family Foundation annually to recognize teachers nationwide for their exemplary service. The foundation is one of thousands of funding sources that single out teachers like Watkins for their important contributions to education.

From the federal government to private companies and charities, these grants, fellowships and scholarships are typically awarded to teachers who are looking for ways to expand their instruction and engage their students, but find their ideas sometimes too expensive to implement. provides a roundup of what grants, awards, funding opportunities, contests and prizes are available to educators from the government, corporations and private foundations. The user-friendly search engine posts new and unique grants daily and updates opportunities for instructors, administrators and nonprofit organizations in the learning community. On GrantWatch, educators can identify funding sources for anything that goes into helping students, classrooms, schools and communities to improve the quality of education.

"I encourage teachers to take initiative," said Libby Hikind, founder and CEO of Grantwatch. "Find the funding you need for your students and, if it is not available, crowdfund — of course, with the proper beaurocractic permissions."

During her tenure as a teacher, Hinkind wrote grants to gain support through the public school district for educational enhancements. The Tandy Corporation (Radio Shack) provided Hikind with her first award. On behalf of IS 68K in Brooklyn, she evaluated the Model 100 — one of the first tablets made available in the 1980s. Encouraged by her successful use of wordprocessing to teach special education students, Hikind continued writing grants leading up to a classroom full of Commodore 64s.

Watkins, meanwhile, is in her seventh year of teaching, her third at Millington Central. She teaches English to juniors and seniors including an Advanced Placement literature class. Unlike athletes and other celebrities, teachers like Watkins and others who make selfless commitments to help others, don't always receive the recognition they deserve.

Her students said Watkins invests her time in their academic and personal lives, and even arranged a Sunday movie day at the school after her literature class finished reading Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations.

“I think in order to be a truly great teacher, you have to be passionate about what you teach, and you have to have the ability to share that passion with others,” Watkins told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. "And for me, going out of my way, using my extra time to try to bring students into my way of seeing literature, is what that’s all about."


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#GivingTuesday #RaiseMoney

The global movement of giving has begun. Capitalizing on Black Friday and Cyber Monday – Giving Tuesday harnesses the potential of social media and the generosity of people around the world to evoke real change within local communities. 

An immediate sensation that caught on like wild fire … nonprofits rallied around crowdfunding as a means to raise vital dollars while relying on the tradition of "year-end" charitable gifts.

In 2015, charities from 98 countries raised $177 million within 24 hours. 

There is a strategy to success! 

  1. Do not fundraise for general operating expenses or more than one program 
  2. Pick one program with a beginning, a middle and end. For example: a new playground to be built in an inner-city 
    •     Beginning:
      • Fundraising Goal $10,000
    •     Middle: 
      • Who will the gift help – preschool children 
      • What will the gift accomplish – build a playground where there was none before
      •  Where (city, state) the gift will reach – inner city
      • Why is the gift needed – helps to build a community by providing a safe, nurturing place for families to gather 
    • End:
      • The Goal needs to finish the job – $10,000 will help put the last nail into the playground 
  3. Tell a personal story: Human impact sells to donors on social media
  4. Do not describe your nonprofit in detail
  5. Stick to the one program that needs funds
  6. Photos speak louder than words 
  7. Remember that every dollar counts
  8. SHARE: To go viral, the post must hit as many newsfeeds as possible
  9. UHelp is a free crowdfunding platform and means to collect the funds
  10. Platforms are NOT going to sell your cause  – you are
  11. If you have a  website, link a donate button to your UHelp campaign page
  12. Urge family/friends to SHARE your Giving Tuesday post on their feeds
  13. Accept that someone may not have the capacity to give a gift today – but sharing the post can be just as valuable; continue to post on social media past Nov. 29, 2017, so donors can view how their contribution made a difference 
  14. Plan for 2018 NOW …

About the Author: Marsha3 is a proven grant writer and crowdfunding mentor on the website.

An Open Letter to Funding Sources

Dear Gantmakers, Foundations and Government Agencies that fund nonprofits,

GrantWatch wishes you, your family and your organization a Happy Thanksgiving! Before you wind down business for the holidays, though, remember that #GivingTuesday is right around the corner — the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving.

This is the perfect time to post a grant for community services and homeless assistance using our free, easy-to-use portal. GrantWatch lists grants from foundations, corporations and federal, local and state governments. You provide the basic information, and we’ll fill in the rest!

Nonprofits, small businesses and charitable individuals are gearing up to help local communities during this year’s #GivingTuesday holiday season. There are so many creative ideas and campaigns on UHelp that will help the less fortunate. The need for funding is immense!

As you know, many people are unable to spend the holidays with their families — and are without homes in which to spend Thanksgiving. Consider the people whose lives have been impacted by horrific weather events and acts of terrorism over the past few months as well as victims of domestic violence and families bereft from illness. There are so many reasons to give, and you do it best through your grants.

If your organization has a funding opportunity, a grant available or award that will better various communities and individuals during the upcoming winter months, list it on, where nonprofits, small businesses and organizations can easily access financial services to carry out their generous goals and philanthropic mission.

GrantWatch thanks you for your generosity and work for the greater good.

Wishing you and yours good health and happiness, 

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is a Copy Editor for

GrantWatch’s New Video to Feature YOU!


Hi, everyone!

I am making a video to replace the one on GrantWatch’s About Page. This time, instead of featuring myself, I want to feature all of you! Send me a few seconds of a selfie video (from your iPhone, Galaxy, etc.) telling us how GrantWatch has positively affected your funding research. Give me your answer(s) to any of these questions in your own words:



  1. How long have subscribed to the website?
  2. What grants have you received using the GrantWatch database?
  3. How have we helped you?
  4. Just say something nice!

My video guy is coming in on Monday and I want a patchwork (montage) of all of you!

If you’re camera shy, just send me an email with your quotation and a picture; I will find a way to incorporate it into the video.

Please include your name and/or the name of your organization. Send the video (or the YouTube link, Google Drive or DropBox invitation, etc.) to or call 888-240-1494. 

I am eager to hear from you! 

Libby Hikind

Founder and CEO of

About the Author: Libby Hikind is the founder and CEO of

The Time-Saving Secret to Funding for Full-Time College Students

My name is Lauren and I am a GrantWatch employee and a full-time college student. I understand the struggle of juggling class assignments, extra-curricular activities and a social life while managing college expenses. It’s a wonder how I have time to breathe!

Most students have a tough time paying for their costs, such as tuition and textbooks. I am going to let you in on a time-saving secret to get the funding you need for school: GrantWatch.

GrantWatch is an ever-expanding database of grants and other funding opportunities. We remove the hundreds of Google-search pages from your scholarship research. We do all the immediate work for you: while you’re gulping down caffeine and scribbling class notes, we’re researching new, reliable grants.

We feature extensive categories, such as students (where you will find grant listings pertaining to funding a college student may need). We like to make things easy for our time-oriented subscribers. All our categories are conveniently located on the right side of every grant page, saving you what? Time.

You can find funding for your dissertation, a study-abroad program, a school project, a trip to a foreign country and so much more. The opportunities are endless!

Once you find a grant that sparks your interest, review the eligibility requirements to ensure you are qualified for the grant. After you identify the perfect grant, start writing your application using the convenient link in the grant details.

During your class breaks, you can even contact the funding source with the accompanying contact information. The grantor can answer all your questions regarding the grant itself. For everything else, you can call me at (561) 249-4129.

For students, saved time is money. You’re already stressed about next week’s exam, no need to stress about next semester’s books. Let GrantWatch save you time and help you obtain the funding you need for the education you’re trying to earn.

College Scholarships on

Annual Scholarships to USA College and University Students at the Undergraduate and Graduate Levels

Annual scholarships of $1,500 to USA college and university students who are enrolled in a minimum of six hours of undergraduate school classes, or at least three hours of graduate school classes at an accredited college or university.

Deadline: Ongoing – Applicants must submit their applications by 5:00 PM EST on December 10th each year.

Scholarships for Arkansas Jewish Young Adults to Participate in an Israel-Based Study or Travel Program

Scholarships for Arkansas Jewish young adults to participate in an Israel-based study and/or travel program. Applicants will be asked to describe how they will benefit from the program and what their experience will enable them to bring back to the Arkansas Jewish community.

Deadline: Ongoing

Scholarships to New Mexico Students Majoring in Education for Math and Science Unit Development

Scholarships to New Mexico students majoring in education to design and develop a math or science resource unit plan that is relevant to NASA’s mission. 

Deadline: 02/05/18

Fellowships for Israel Students for Master's Degree Studies in a USA Institution of Higher Education

Fellowships to Israel students who plan to begin a master’s degree at a USA university during the upcoming academic year. The purpose of this program is to promote cultural understanding between Israel and the USA. 

Deadline: 03/01/18 11:59 PM

About the Author: Lauren Thomas is a customer-service specialist and contributor for GrantWatch.

A Peek into PEEQ: Qball Creator and Shark Tank Winner Shane Cox

#SharkTank, the Emmy-winning reality show for ambitious entrepreneurs, kicked off season nine with an offer that will revamp classrooms and corporations.

On October 1, 2017, Shane Cox dove into the tank to swim with the sharks with a revolutionary invention to keep him above water.  Qball, the “throwable wireless microphone,” left the tycoons and viewers astounded, and Shane Cox, founder and CEO of PEEQ, took home $300,000 for 30% equity from sharks Lori Greiner, Mark Cuban and Rohan Oza.  “Designed with the classroom in mind,” Qball currently helps more than 40,000 students speak-up and find their voice, bringing life and energy to the classroom.  

Because the initial seed money for Qball came through crowdfunding, UHelp, (the totally free crowdfunding platform) interviewed Shane about the journey of creating Qball and founding PEEQ:

1. Does PEEQ stand for anything in particular? 

I named the company PEEQ (pronounced like pique) because at the core of our company is the belief that one of the best ways to encourage true learning is when you can pique a student’s natural curiosity.

2. What exactly is Qball and how does it relate to PEEQ's mission?

Qball is a wireless microphone you can throw. At its core, it is a tool that helps teachers encourage their students to participate in classroom discussions while ensuring that every child can be both heard and understood. Many times, the most valuable part of a lesson is the questions and answers that piques curiosity.

3. How did you come up with the idea for Qball?

I worked with a lot of schools trying to integrate technology effectively. I became a big proponent of classroom audio systems, where each classroom has some sort of speakers and the teacher wears a microphone all day. They can have tremendous benefits across the board, not only for teachers by reducing the amount of days they miss for things like vocal strain, but also for students who are better able to hear and understand their teachers.

The problem was that the existing technology really didn’t help when it comes to inter-student communication. I observed many teachers using some sort of object, like a Koosh ball, to manage classroom discussions. Whomever had the object, had the floor. So, I had the idea to see what would happen if we put the two together.

4. What marketing techniques did you find most effective in gaining such a big following for PEEQ and Qball?

Our most effective marketing technique has been to focus on the teachers. The Qball is a great solution for one of the biggest challenges in teaching, not only by keeping students engaged, but also by getting them to participate in classroom activities.

We really focused on the “techie” teachers who are on the forefront of technology in the classroom. They immediately saw the value and then put the wheels in motion to get one for themselves, whether it was through writing a grant, doing a Donors Choose project or, if need be, paying out of their own pocket. They become our biggest ambassadors sharing the value of our product with their peers.

5. How did you become a Shark Tank contestant and how did you prepare for your televised presentation?

I was able to get on Shark Tank through an open casting call held in Charlotte, NC. To prepare for the show, I over-prepared! I re-watched every episode of the show, wrote down all of the common questions and practiced my answers. I researched each of the Sharks, their backgrounds and investments and scoured the internet for every article and interview that I could find related to the show. On top of it all, I made sure to choose the most appropriate wardrobe I could find.

6. What obstacles arose during the creation of PEEQ and Qball and how did you overcome them?

Creating a piece of hardware is incredibly challenging. It is much harder to iterate and change on the fly than software and requires a lot of capital to both develop and mass produce. The other challenge is the difficulty of finding investors that are interested in hardware or education. To find somebody willing to invest in both is nearly impossible. The only way to overcome it was to try to do it on my own.

So, I sold everything… my home, my business, my car… I mean everything. I won some money in a pitch competition and, through a combination of crowdfunding, friends and family, I was able to scrounge up enough to make it happen.

7. Raising $46,895 on Indiegogo is a huge accomplishment! What marketing techniques did you use and what advice would you give other entrepreneurs trying to raise money through crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is a tough cookie. Statistically speaking, a whole lot more campaigns fail than reach their goal. A big chunk of it is market fit. There are certain types of products or inventions that can do really well on crowdfunding, tap into that existing audience of crowdfunders and obtain this viral growth. Ours was not one of those.

It took a lot of effort on our part, because it was somewhat of a niche product. We had zero luck attracting any type of media attention or press, so it all came down to us. I spent days just plugging out emails to everyone and anyone who might listen or be interested. In the end, a vast majority of our backers were first-time crowdfunders. That, in and of itself, made it worthwhile—the validation that they not only liked my product, but were willing to try out something completely new to them, like crowdfunding, to get their hands on one.

8. Did Indiegogo receive a percentage of the funding and/or offer campaign assistance? What made you select Indiegogo as a host for Qball?

Both Indiegogo and Kickstarter take a percentage of your earnings for their platform. In the end, we chose Indiegogo because they were the most hands on as far as feedback, tools they offered and advice for making my campaign successful.

Note:, the newest crowdfunding website, does not take any percentage.  The money you raise is the money you keep.

9. What advice would you give to businesses and nonprofits just starting out?

The best thing for me was to spend as much time as possible with my potential customers. They not only helped to validate the idea, but also gave me the encouragement to keep pushing through when challenges and obstacles arose. The excitement that they had about the product helped me to know that I was on the right path.

10. How can GrantWatch work together with PEEQ to make classrooms and workplaces even more interactive and fun?

Grants are such an integral and vital piece of education, especially for new and innovative products like the Qball. Schools don’t really have in their annual budgets a set-aside for throwable wireless microphones, so the ability to find grants that are available for schools and business to buy our product is invaluable.

Thank you, Shane, for this brilliant invention geared to bring learning techniques into the future. GrantWatch and UHelp wish you the best of luck in managing PEEQ and advancing education in the coming years.

Teachers: It is important to note that, when writing a grant, you apply for funds to improve (for instance) verbal communication skills, the study of a subject, conflict resolution techniques, etc. To apply for a grant to purchase a Qball, demonstrate that the equipment is necessary for a program or activity that will meet the objectives and goals of the funding source awarding the grant. You could also create a crowdfunding campaign for money to purchase the Qball.

Grants for Education Technology on

Grants to USA K-12 Teachers for Technology Supplies and Equipment to Enhance Student Learning

Grants of $500 and grants of $1,000 to USA K-12 teachers to purchase technology supplies and equipment for the classroom that will help students stay up-to-date with high-tech advances.

Deadline: 12/09/17 11:59 PM ET

Grants to Montana Public School Educators for School Supplies, Technology, and Innovative Materials

Grants of up to $500 to Montana public school educators for financial assistance to purchase classroom supplies, technology, or innovative materials that benefit children's education.

Deadline: 12/02/17 Receipt

Grants to Ohio PreK-12 Teachers and Administrators to Promote In-Depth Learning for Students

Grants of up to $3,000 to Ohio Pre-K through twelfth-grade teachers and administrators working in secular primary or secondary schools for programs that promote in-depth learning.

Deadline: 12/15/17

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is the Copy Editor for


Do Your Part to End Domestic Violence

October, my favorite month of the year, has finally arrived! Let’s break out the pumpkins, warm up with some hot chocolate and take in the new scenery. October is that time of the year when we celebrate everything fall has to offer, but it goes deeper than just jack-o’-lanterns and crunchy leaves.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) and GrantWatch is joining the fight against cruelty with grants for domestic violence. We cannot forget the millions of men, women and children living a nightmare every single day. Created by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in 1987, DVAM gives recognition to those affected by domestic violence, calling the world to unite against the brutality and to empower those tormented by it.  

The first Monday of October is the “Day of Unity,” from which DVAM originated. First held in October of 1981, the day “advocates across the country to connect and work as [a] team to end violence against women and children” (OSUSVC).  

If you’re wondering how to do your part, the National Network to End Domestic Violence put together a list of “31 Ways to Get Involved and Help End Domestic Violence.” The list includes adopting an affected family for the upcoming holidays, contacting your government representatives and school board members, hosting fundraisers and volunteering in domestic violence programs.  

This October, observe DVAM by celebrating domestic-violence survivors and connecting those who aim to end violence. GrantWatch strives to assist those who have joined the fight against domestic violence by updating its database with grants for domestic violence that provide services and programs to survivors.   

Find grants for domestic violence to create programs, provide living accommodations and enhance the quality of life for those affected by violence on  

Grants to Oregon and California Nonprofits, Agencies, and Tribes to Prevent the Mistreatment of Children

Grants starting at $25,000 to Oregon and California nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribes to mitigate and prevent the abuse of children and youth (ages 0-18).

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to North Carolina and South Carolina Nonprofits for Early Childcare and Interventions for At-Risk Children

Grants to North Carolina and South Carolina nonprofit organizations to improve the welfare of young children. Programs may promote high-quality child care services or provide early interventions for children who are at-risk. 

Deadline: 12/15/17

Grants to Seattle, Washington Nonprofits to Benefit Poor Women and Youth, and Prevent Assault

Grants averaging between $5,000 and $10,000 to Seattle, Washington area nonprofit organizations for projects and services that improve the lives of at-risk youth and/or women living in poverty, and/or prevent domestic violence against women and children.

Deadline: 03/02/18 Received by Date

Grant to Western North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies to Reduce Violence Against Women

Grant to Western North Carolina nonprofits and governmental entities for collaborative programs that address violence against girls and women. Programs may take place in the Counties of Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.

Deadline: 12/05/17 5:00 PM

About the Author: Kayli Tomasheski is the Copy Editor for


Internships On Top Of Internships

As a GrantWatch intern, I am familiar with the benefits of internship programs. Internships are the gateway for any individual to expand their experiences and background in the field they wish to pursue. 

While GrantWatch hires college graduates, they afforded me the paid opportunity to learn about grants and grant writing, the nonprofit community and crowdfunding. As a recent high-school graduate, GrantWatch is my first professional job. Before, I had been a sales clerk and a babysitter. I am now providing extensive customer service, helping subscribers locate suitable grants and writing articles for and

Outside of the GrantWatch office, though, I have a deep love for the fashion industry. In addition to participating in fashion-related activities, I routinely design clothes and construct wardrobe pieces.

Through networking with production companies, I was recently presented with the opportunity to be an intern during 2017 New York Fashion Week for designer Dennis Basso. The internship consisted of working hands-on during the planning process and assisting the facilitation of show day.

I was flourishing in my internship with GrantWatch, but this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Thankfully, I didn’t have to relinquish my position with GrantWatch. The company gave me a one-week leave to pursue my passion.

With my honed interpersonal skills and professional ethic, I showed up to New York Fashion week with confidence and sophistication.

Following one of the most rewarding weeks of my life, I returned to my desk at GrantWatch to continue sharpening my professional skills for upcoming fashion opportunities.

GrantWatch could use a few more interns who are well versed in data entry, social media, SEO, crowdfunding and nonprofits with great writing skills. If you’re interested, send your resume to

And just so you know, GrantWatch supports internships and career development with its a database exclusively for workforce grants. Find funding to create workforce-development programs, start internships and hone your skills at

Grants to USA Native American Organizations for Organizational Support and Professional Development

Grants ranging from $600 to $10,000 to USA Native American-led grassroots organizations for project support and organizational support and assistance.

Deadline: 12/01/17 Postmarked

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Economic Literacy Projects for Youth and the General Public

Grants starting at $3,500 to USA nonprofit organizations for projects that will raise national awareness of the need for economic education.

Deadline: 02/15/18

Internships to USA, Canada, and International Individuals to Volunteer in Israel

Internships to USA, Canada, and International individuals to travel to Israel and gain experience (usually volunteering) in a field of the applicant's choice. Interns will spend 25 to 40 hours per week in their placement, with the rest of the time free for personal exploration. 

Deadline: Ongoing

About the Author: Lauren Thomas is a summer intern for UHelp and GrantWatch and an up-and-coming fashion designer.