Currently, there are over 65, 000 foundations in the United States. One of the largest is the Bill a Melinda Gates Foundation, which has approximately $22 billion in assets and paid out an estimated $2.8 billion in grants in 2008. The Rockefeller Foundation gave $2.2 million to help fund the rebuilding of New Orleans and committed an additional $70 million to build the resistance of communities vulnerable to climate change. The Ben a Jerry's Foundation, the Tiger Woods Foundation, and the Ford Foundation are other foundations that provide funds to those in need. This book details the different types of foundations and how to identify a foundation to fund your project. You will learn how to qualify for grants, locate foundations in your subject and geographic area, and how to fill out a grant application. This book will also explain how to create an effective proposal by walking you through each section, including the cover letter, table of contents, executive summary, and statement of need, as well as your project's goals and objectives, specific and measurable outcomes, evaluation, budget, and sustainability. You will even learn how to write letters of inquiry that will grab and keep the readers' attention. The book is filled with valuable information for organisations seeking funding from foundations. There are also insightful interviews with foundation officers and grant recipients, as well as sample proposals, letters, worksheets, and checklists. By using these tools and following the advice in this comprehensive guide, you will be able to find funding and achieve your organisation's goals.Rose settled in to write an intent-to-apply letter to the Westview Community Foundation. Rose had learned in her research that these types of letters should be one to three pages long. She knew she had to spell out her case, but she did notanbsp;...
|Title||:||How to Get Your Share of the 30-Plus Billion Dollars Being Offered by U. S. Foundations|
|Publisher||:||Atlantic Publishing Company - 2009-10-30|