Why You Should Think Big But Start Small
When searching for funding, many people start their research with well-known national foundations. While national foundations typically have abundant resources and grants to distribute, they are also inundated with a large number of grant proposals, which makes it difficult for a proposal to compete.
Instead of researching national foundations, try beginning your search with community foundations located in your region. Community foundations award grants in a specific geographic area in order to increase the quality of life. While many nationally focused organizations seek projects that benefit a larger geographical location, community foundations focus on making big investments in smaller communities.
Community foundations also have a diverse range of interests, are open to varying types of proposals, and often have less stringent guidelines than national organizations.
To start uncovering funding from local community foundations, use GetEdFunding’s Custom Search to filter your results by “State.”