WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., 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.
"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.
Libby 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."