Organizations need money in order to provide their valuable services in the fields of education, arts, culture, health and others. Not-for-profit groups depend on philanthropic funds, often in the form of grants from individuals, corporations, government agencies and foundations. Receiving a grant requires careful planning and skillful presentation to match your needs and plans with those of the funding organization.
Specify Your Project Needs
Determine what your grant will accomplish. For example, do you plan to provide free breakfast to the homeless on Saturday mornings, or provide early elementary children with hands-on lessons on how to prepare their own breakfast.