Finding grant opportunities, writing
proposals while learning the ins and outs of the non-profit
world, requires a lot of research and planning. Use some of
these tools below to help you.
Native American Facts for Proposal
Reference these facts and reports in your proposals to help
justify the ask.
- Save the Children Report “America's Forgotten Children: Child Poverty in Rural America”
Department of Health & Human Services Data Tables on Racial Groups & Subgroups
youth heaviest smokers in nation” summary of National
Cancer Institute report from www.indianz.com
- U.S. Census Bureau “American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Data Links”
Native American Fact Sheet
www.grants.gov Sign up
to get a Grant Opportunity notification email at Grants.gov,
the electronic storefront for Federal grants.
A guide about developing grant applications
that was originally written by SAMHSA, an Agency of the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services, gives a helpful
overview to the Federal grant process. Learn about it.
America’s Promise has published a 162-page, easy-to-read guide for youth-serving nonprofits searching for federal funding opportunities. The Guide lists more than 100 federal programs in the departments of Agriculture, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, and Labor, as well as in the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Click here to download the Guide.
Preparing to Take Advantage of New Programs in the Economic Stimulus Package: Considerations for Out-of-School Time Providers and Stakeholders by Shawn Stelow The Finance Project, February 2009 http://www.financeproject.org/publications/EconomicStimulus.pdf
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
If you have not signed up for B&GCA's extranet yet, do so
immediately! You will receive a biweekly email as well as
access to up-to-date information on funding, grants and best
practices. The fundraising section, FUNDRAI$INGbank, is full
of useful information and even has a 24 hour "Ask an Expert" service.
GrantStation quickly and easily links nonprofits to all current
sources of grant money, while also teaching these organizations
how to secure available funding. Developed and tested by fundraising
professionals, it is the only tool on the market that is based
on in-depth and ongoing research. Sign up for a weekly email
School Data Direct
Since its inception in 2001, as an independent, analytical resource for state and education leaders, Standard & Poor's (S&P) School Evaluation Services has evolved and become a valuable resource for parents. In 2005, S&P began providing parents and taxpayers with an objective analysis of school and school district data via www.schoolmatters.com, a publicly-accessible, interactive website. Due in large part to the popularity of the website, S&P has been able to engage parents across the country, all while continuing to serve as an objective source of information and analysis on our nation's public schools. Researchers, educators and policy makers can now find comprehensive state, district and school-level data on SchoolDataDirect.org.
Rural Assistance Center
A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents. Particularly helpful may be the State Resources tab.
2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book
National trends in child well-being have improved slightly since 2000, according to the 19th annual KIDS COUNT Data Book but these trends are not on par with the improvements that were seen at the end of the 1990s. The Data Book, released on June 12, 2008, is a national and state-by-state profile of the status of America's children. In addition to tracking 10 indicators of overall child well-being, this year's Data Book features an essay highlighting the urgent need to reform America's juvenile justice system.
Association of Fund-Raising Counsel -– Membership
organization of fundraising consultants
Association of Professional
Researchers for Advancement -Membership organization and
support for non-profit researchers
of Higher Education
Chronicle of Philanthropy
– A news source of the nonprofit world for charity leaders,
fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the
Council for Advancement and
Support of Education
Council on Foundations –
Membership organization of grant making foundations and corporations
Fundsnet Online Services –
Comprehensive Web site dedicated to
providing nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities information on financial resources
GuideStar A national
database of more than 850,000 IRS-recognized nonprofits
in Indian Country
Below is a list of grantmakers with histories of supporting
Indian Country. To see an extended list of foundations
that have an interest in Native American causes, click here. Sign up for their newsletters, review
their RFPs monthly and get to know their mission.
The Educational Foundation
First Nations Development
Ford Bell Foundation
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Hearst Foundation
WK Kellogg Foundation
David & Lucile Packard Foundation
CS Mott Foundation
Public Welfare Foundation
Casey Family Foundation