Resource in Major and Planned Giving

Grant-Seekers Toolkit

Make a compelling philanthropic case for station support with these step-by-step guidelines and templates. These tools can be adapted no matter what type of support you are seeking from foundation funders.

Resource in Major and Planned Giving

The Site Visit

When foundation staff visit your organization, it can feel a little like a big job interview combined with a visit by your in-laws.

Resource in Major and Planned Giving

Grant Seekers Toolkit: What Is a Foundation?

All foundations are non-profit organizations that have been specifically established to support charitable efforts. That said, there are significant differences among foundations - in their structure, in the way they acquire and disperse funds, and, of course, in their missions and goals.

Resource in Major and Planned Giving

Grant Seekers Toolkit: The Role of Foundations

In recent years, more and more people have established foundations as their primary philanthropic vehicle. The amount that foundations give in grants is determined by the size of their endowments.

Resource in Major and Planned Giving

Grant Seekers Toolkit: Understand Your Project

One of the most critical parts of the foundation development process is planning your project. The more specific your plans, the better your proposals will be.

Resource in Major and Planned Giving

Grant Seekers Toolkit Step 1: Define the Project

This article focuses on general support and project support grants, which are the ones most frequently requested by non-profits and most frequently awarded by foundations.