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How do I find grants from corporate donors?

 

A great question came to us via Twitter from @PNOLA:

 

@ProGrantWriter How do you find out about corporate grants? Is there a central place? Say if I want to see if Sbux does corporate donations.

 

Fantastic question. Our team uses the Foundation Center’s Corporate Giving Online directory, which lists thousands of corporations and their donation processes. Their Foundation Directory Online also has some corporate donors, if they give grants through company-sponsored foundations. These are both subscription-based databases, so if you can’t afford a subscription and don’t want to hire a grant writer to do the research for you, some libraries and nonprofit resource centers offer it for free.

 

If you have a specific company in mind, like Starbucks or WalMart, and want to see whether they give either in-kind donations of products or grants, simply go to their website. Most large companies have a webpage on corporate responsibility that will discuss their donations and grants. Others may list this information in their company profile or “about” page.

 

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3 Comments

  • Tracy Last

    22.09.2012 at 08:20 Reply

    Thank you for your blogs on grant writing tips.

  • Larrietta Jacquett

    31.10.2012 at 17:38 Reply

    I can not thank you enough, as I am utilizing your tips.
    Thank You!

  • ruth

    01.04.2015 at 07:00 Reply

    I realize this is an old post, but I wanted to weigh in. A caveat to seeking support from corporations: Relationships are very important. Simply identifying and applying to a corporate foundation is often insufficient to convince a company that your cause is worthwhile. The best way to pursue corporate funding (aside from applying, of course) is to get to know the folks who run it. Make connections through your governing board. Invite company leaders to functions or recruit them as board members. Learn their interests first. Build your case. And as I always tell nonprofit reps: get your own financial house in order before you ask for ANY type of grant. Get your fundraising and sustainability plan in place. A grant will NOT SUSTAIN you after its expiration!

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