How To Get Funding For Media Equipment?

media equipmentDear Libby:

We need to install a screen, projector, microphones and support equipment in our church sanctuary. This will be used primarily by our youth and senior citizens programs. 

Where may we get a grant of up to $15,000 for this purpose?

Blessings,

Christian Church

Grantwatch.com Subscriber

Wanamaker, IN

Dear Subscriber:

Thank you for contacting GrantWatch.com with your question.  I am sure that there are many institutions with similar needs who will gain from the following information. 

Though you require equipment for your Church, the focus for your grant search should not be for grants which specifically fund the installation of a screen, projector, microphones and support equipment. The best way for you to achieve your goal is to focus on grants that support the programs you wish to provide for, i.e. youth and/or senior citizens.

If your nonprofit status is under a religious institution, I recommend searching for grants given to faith based institutions.  This information will be included in the grant’s eligibility requirements.  Additionally, searching for intergenerational programs might also be helpful.

I recommend that you check the following grant categories at GrantWatch.com:

Once you find the grants that might be appropriate for funding your equipment, you will need to create an attractive proposal which will help you secure the funding that you need.  The focus of your proposal should be that in order to run your youth and senior citizen programs successfully, you require the acquisition of specific equipment such as a screen, projector, etc.  Be sure to describe the equipment usage in your application objectives, goals and activities and include equipment costs in your excel budget and budget narrative.

If you do not have experience with writing a grant proposal, it might be worthwhile to retain the services of a professional to either assist with writing the entire proposal or review the proposal which has been created.  Professional grant writers are experts in determining the best way to present information so the application is accepted and the grant is awarded.  For further information, please visit GrantWriterTeam.com.

Another possibility for you to receive the equipment you need is to ask the Executive Director of your organization for assistance.  He/she should network and set-up private meetings with the CEO’s of your local stores or corporations.  A request can be made for these companies to donate surplus or open box equipment.  They may even be able to get a tax deduction for their donation to your church.

I hope that this information will be helpful to you. We wish you much success in not only acquiring your needed equipment but also in implementing quality programs to benefit all the members of your church. 

All the best to you and yours, 

Libby Hikind

CEO & Founder

www.GrantWatch.com

www.GrantWriterTeam.com

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