Are you looking for grants for a nonprofit organization? Without resorting to fly-by-night operations that promise the moon and provide you with absolutely nothing; or by spending your hard-earned money on those who promise to get you grant money from various organizations, there are ways to get grants if you are working for nonprofit organizations without having to pay a dime.
While the Federal Government does not give out grants to individuals, there are a goodly number of grants available for those who qualify as government organizations, education organizations, public housing organizations and even nonprofit organizations.
A nonprofit organization eligible for a grant from the Federal Government includes those who have a 501(c)(3) statuses with the IRS (besides those that are higher education institutions) as well as nonprofit organizations that do not have a 501(c)(3) statuses with the IRS.
While the process of applying for a Government Grant can be a long and tedious process, if done correctly it can be a very rewarding experience.
If you truly wish to have your nonprofit organization considered for a Federal Grant you will want to hire a grant writer or learn about the process by reading up on how it is done; the wording you will need; and how the process works.
In order to actually apply for a Federal Grant, simply go to: http://grants.gov/aboutgrants/eligibility.jsp and look up the grants that are currently available for various nonprofit organizations. Each grant will have eligibility requirements that you will have to meet in order to be considered, but by filling out the online grant application you can increase your chances of obtaining the money that your organization needs in order to go about its work. But there are other kinds of grants available as well.
Small and local grants are also available to nonprofit organizations, and while they really can’t compete with the kind of money available from the Federal Government, there are some very good options available. Take a look at the opportunities provided by Google Grants.
Google Grants is an unusual donation program that awards free AdWords advertising to certain nonprofit and charitable organizations. This means that your organization can receive free advertising through Google, a priceless opportunity for those organizations who are looking to spread the word about who they are and what they do. For more information on Google Grants, please see: http://www.google.com/grants/
As you can see, there are many opportunities available for those who are looking for money to help fund their nonprofit organization in order to help those in their programs or communities and enable you to help others find help when it is most needed.