GrantWatch Unveils New Website to Enhance Grant Searching Process

To mark its 8th year of providing daily online access to more than 18,500 funding opportunities, has unveiled a redesigned website that will make searching for grants, awards and contracts that much easier, Libby Hikind, founder and CEO of, announced today.

“Grant-eligible nonprofit organizations no longer have to be overwhelmed by the search process,” said Hikind. “GrantWatch eliminates the frustration involved in grant research by providing a powerful, yet, easy-to-use website that narrows the search of thousands of funding opportunities to match the unique needs and interests of any organization seeking financial assistance.”

GrantWatch is not a scam or some simple cut-and-paste database that can be purchased, like a book.

GrantWatch is a continuous, live, integrative search engine for grants and funding opportunities: Past due grants are archived, while new grants are researched and posted daily. GrantWatch posts some 700 new grants each week from federal, state and local agencies, public and private foundations, and corporations. These entries provide summaries and descriptions of each grant including funding source, eligibility requirements, geographic focus, award size, date posted and application URLs. Each grant is researched for validity and translated into a simple format that is easy to read and comprehend.

The newly designed GrantWatch interface has high-recall and precision algorithms that return only those grants relevant to a query while omitting everything that isn’t.

Each RFP in the comprehensive database is:

  • Written in “presentation quality” for meetings and workshops;
  • Verified for authenticity by the GrantWatch team;
  • And supported via customer service – phone, chat or email. is both a research and management tool. Drop-downs enable users to filter search criteria using keywords and phrases. New features include My Grant Views, which insures any grant viewed previously will not be misplaced, and My Grant Calendar, a personalized planning tool for scheduling grant writing activities.

My Grants Calendar can also prioritize funding opportunities and and archive others for later reference while monitoring the progress of proposals including approaching deadlines, submissions and awards.

Nonprofits, public and private foundations, small businesses and entrepreneurs frustrated by the often-overwhelming process involved with searching for grants can identify funding opportunities that are easy to read and simple to comprehend at

Libby Hikind

Libby Hikind is the founder and CEO of and the author of "The Queen of Grants: From Teacher to Grant Writer to CEO". Libby Hikind, began her grant writing career while working as a teacher in the New York City Department of Education. She wrote many grants for her classroom before raising millions for a Brooklyn school district. Throughout her professional career, she established her own grant writing agency in Staten Island with a fax newsletter for her clients of available grants. After retiring from teaching, Libby embraced the new technology and started GrantWatch. She then moved GrantWatch and her grant writing agency to Florida to enjoy her parents later years, and the rest is history. Today more than 230,000 people visit online, monthly.

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