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Grants and the Government Shutdown

Curious about how the shutdown is affecting grants?  Unfortunately, the shutdown is affecting a variety of people and services, from federal employees to the rest of us.  Let’s take a look at the funding world. Federal Grants: I can only speak from my experiences.  I write and manage several federal grants for Fire Districts in … Read More

Model Creek School

Hi, everyone! I wanted to share this photo from November 7th, 2018. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors presented me, the Grant Writer (left check holder) and Lori Bomar, Head Teacher and Administrator (center) with a $35,000 Big Check from the Gila River Indian Community Grant. This grant is to pay for a Behavioral Interventionist … Read More

Emergency Animal Care Grants

Attention animal lovers and rescue organizations: This grant is open to 501(c)(3) Nonprofits and certain individuals that rescue animals, provide emergency medical care, give urgent treatment for abuse or neglect and then place them in permanent homes. The Ian Somerhalder Foundation Grant guidelines (ISF) are very specific about eligibility criteria. You may recognize the name … Read More

Grants for Talented Athletes

Grant Deadline: November 15, 2018 If you know an extraordinary athlete who really deserves a shot, you must pass this along. The Level Field Fund is accepting applications. The Grants are for USA talented athletes “to participate in world-class athletic competitions and pursue excellence in their sport of choice. Funding is intended to cover costs … Read More

Tech Grants for Teachers!

Deadline, January 12, 2019 In the world of Tech, STEM and Digital, today’s students are privy to wonderful learning experiences.  I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t change the old fashioned way that I was trained as a child. Having said that, I LOVE technology and am encouraged that our children will greatly benefit … Read More

Grants for Fire Departments

I was hired as the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for the FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant at Yarnell Fire District in February 2015.  It was one the most amazing experiences of my life. The grant offers a four year Period of Performance. which ended in March 2018. I applied on … Read More

Explore All the Options

Well, I love a funded grant proposal!  I should, since I am a passionate philanthropist. This week, I received word that a proposal I had written was funded in the amount of $61,400. This one is particularly interesting and powerful. Firstly, I applied for this grant through numerous entities. Grants, like sales, is a numbers … Read More

How To Find Grants For Youth Development

I enjoy writing grants that help fund youth projects.  In fact, three of my recently funded proposals were for education technology upgrades, a music program and a fire cadet program – all related to youth development and education. Thousands of entities are interested in funding projects related to our children. So where should you begin … Read More

Top 4 Things to Look for in a Grant Writer

I recently read a forum post where a gentleman asked, “I’ve been burned so many times by Grant Writers. Any tips on finding a good one?” Sadly, I’ve heard that before. There are steps you can take to ensure you’re hiring a person of utmost integrity. Here are four things to look for. A recently … Read More