While teaching grant writing at UCLA Extension in 2014, I was one of five instructors selected to appear in a marketing campaign for the Nonprofit Fundraising and Leadership Certificate Program. They produced at least four videos of me presenting information about grant writing. Each one is 1-3 minutes each. If you will take a minute ... actually, only 59 seconds!
The Grantbuilder 5-Step, 10 Building Blocks process was used to secure a $10,000 grant from the State of California, Office of AIDS, for a nonprofit organization that was involved in HIV-AIDS outreach.
The nonprofit printed 2,500 decks, which their staff and volunteers distributed at various events in the Los Angeles area. THIS IS THE GRANT WRITING SYSTEM COVERED DURING EACH FREE WORKSHOP!
Again, if you know of others who may have interest in learning about the grant making process, please pass along this information.
Have an INCREDIBLE week! ... and stay in touch.
La Quetta M. Shamblee
Once you know where to look, it is easy to locate more grant opportunities than you will ever have enough time to pursue. Here are three examples of grants I located during a brief search last week.
Government Grant (Federal)
Community Food Projects (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
This funding opportunity is offered to meet the food needs of low-income individuals, including … self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities.
This type of grant may be timely to pursue for a community garden project or nutrition program.
A railway with operations in the Los Angeles region offers grants with a focus on education, health services, arts and youth.
Interested in learning how to use the internet to conduct research to locate hundreds of grant opportunities? Visit www.TheGrantbuilder.com for the schedule of upcoming workshops.
Grant Money for Individual Artists
To get information on upcoming opportunities, stay-tuned to The Grantbuilder Blog. Learn how to locate grant opportunities for the art at the (Saturday, August 20th, 11am - 1pm) FREE Grant Writing Workshop hosted by the City of Inglewood CA at Inglewood Library. Register by filling out the brief online registration form at: www.TheGrantbuilder.com.
Once you learn where to look, finding grant opportunities is a simple process. It can be time-consuming, but if you have access to the internet, it is very easy to find millions available in grants for all types of organizations and programs.
I will demonstrate the step-by-step "how to" use the internet and other free resources to identify grant opportunities during the FREE grant writing workshop in Inglewood, CA on Sat, August 20th.
Over the next few weeks, this blog will highlight a variety of grants. Let's start this week by taking a peek at three grants appropriate for K-12 programs. We will share website links and contact information for the funding sources, as well as details about the application process during the workshop. Afterwards, we will post that information on the website for easy access.
If you work with K-12 children, this week's blog is ready-made for you. As you peruse the following information, I encourage you to think about the type of program that you would want to create, maintain or expand. Get a head start on developing your concept by putting a little thought into it before the grant application is due.
WHAT PROGRAM WOULD YOU IMPLEMENT IF YOU WERE AWARDED THIS GRANT?
MATH & SCIENCE
Corporate Grant for K-12 Grade Teachers
(See deadlines below)
A major multi-national corporation accepts applications from teachers who are passionate about making science and mathematics more engaging for their students. Toshiba America Foundation grants support public and nonprofit private schools throughout the United States. K-12 grade teachers are invited to apply online for a grant to help bring an innovative hands-on project into their own classroom.
WHAT INNOVATIVE IDEAS DO YOU HAVE FOR A STEM PROGRAM?
Government Grant (Federal)
Discovery Research PreK-12 (U.S. Department of Education)
Application Deadline: 12/05/16
Minimum Grant: $100,000; Maximum Grant: $3,000,000
This funding opportunity is offered to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by PreK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of STEM education innovations and approaches.
WHAT TYPE OF CREATIVE PROGRAM CAN YOU DEVELOP TO WIN THIS GRANT?
Have a GREAT week!
- La Quetta M. Shamblee, TheGrantbuilder