If your organization is a for-profit employing less than 500 individuals, then you should start your search in the small business category on GrantWatch.
Here you will find more than 1000 grants for your business. Be sure to filter your search by state to get a more targeted result.
In general, there are more grant opportunities for nonprofits, but there are also thousands of grants for businesses, enterprises, and special interest groups like women and minorities as well. And new grants are added daily.
Search by location: First, there are grant listings for grants from all over the world, so to avoid looking through thousands of grants, narrow down your search by your location. You do this with the “Choose Location” button on the toolbar. Then find and choose your state.
So, for this search, I chose to look for grants in Alaska.
Search by category: Another way to narrow down your search is by category. Choose a category from the list on the right side of the screen.
Think of several categories that pertain to you and write them down to try next.
Once you find a grant you’re eligible for, save it in your grants calendar. The grants calendar lists grants by application due date, so you won’t miss a deadline, and you can prioritize the order in which you write your grant proposals.
In addition, once you’ve been using the website for a while, you can go to “New Grants,” and only search through grants that have come up recently.
Pay Attention to Deadlines:
You might find a grant that sounds perfect for you, only to see that the deadline is too soon for you to apply.
For this search, I looked at the category, Aging/Seniors, and I found one of those rare sought after grant listings, my favorites, ones with “Deadline: Ongoing.”
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to Alaska nonprofit organizations, corporations, foundations, government agencies, and tribal entities to benefit individuals with mental illness. Funding is intended to support pilot programs, capital construction projects, prevention, and early intervention services for residents throughout the State who have developmental disabilities, mental disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injuries, and substance-related disorders.