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► Funding for Baseball, Football, and Soccer Programs

► Grants for Physical Fitness Programs



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Percentage of Income Spent on Mission - Part 2
In my last post, I questioned the validity of using ‘percent of income spent on mission’ as a valuable measurement of an organization’s effectiveness. This is an easily manipulated number. If the organization is based in dishonesty (we all know they exist), they’ll have no hesitation with shifting numbers around to come in at a threshold to avoid scrutiny. 

Is Percentage of Income Spent on Mission a Viable Measurement?


You may have read that Oregon passed a law in June (House Bill 2060) imposing restrictions on nonprofits spending less than 30% of their annual gross income on their charitable mission. This law would remove the tax exemption on disqualified donations and would eliminate any property tax exemptions the organization receives in Oregon, in addition to eliminating other subsidies. Doesn’t that sound great? Let’s punish those darn low percentage performers!


Not so fast…things are not always as they seem.


Seven Tips for Cleaning Up Your Grant Writing

I’ve always thought of writing like painting a picture, whether writing a fun creative story, an article for the local newspaper, or a grant application. These seven basic tips are core ideas that I’ve relied on for years, no matter what I’m working on. They help me start painting and cleaning up my written picture. Hopefully they’ll help you too!




What My Eight Year Old Reminded Me About Grant Writing

…or How We Went From Tears to a Completed Project in 30 Minutes


My eight year old son has reached the point in school where he’s expected to do some writing beyond simple question and answer sentences. Yesterday, he was supposed to write his own 4-8 line rhythmic and rhyming chant – think “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around, Teddy Bear Teddy Bear touch the ground”. I checked in with him to make sure he understood rhythm and rhyme. He did, so I left him on his own to work on his project. He focuses too much on seeking my approval when I’m sitting next to him, so I have to go about my business and encourage him from afar.



What does this have to do with grant writing anyway? Keep reading!


Do Your Donors Have to Chase You Down?

I was talking with a retired friend the other day and he mentioned that he reached out to a local organization that he had donated to in the past. He hadn’t heard from them for a couple years, so he contacted them to see if they needed anything. They told him they would let him know and that was the end of the conversation.

Youth Sports Grants
Below are just a few of the latest grant announcements. You can review more grants for nonprofits here.

Grants for Organizations Serving Youth With Intellectual Disabilities

The Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation is accepting inquiries for its next round of intellectual disabilities grants.

Trail and Recreation Project Grants in Arizona

The Eastern Arizona Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is accepting grant applications from federal agencies, state and local governments, and private and nonprofit entities for projects that improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure such as roads, trails, recreation facilities or projects that improve forest health and restore and improve land health and water quality.

Grants for Youth Focused Recreational Paddling Programs

Outdoor Nation is accepting applications for 2014 Paddle Nation Grants. Now in its third year, the program is available to organizations across the United States to connect young Americans to their waterways through recreational paddling.

Grants to Address Underage Drinking in Virgina

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is accepting applications for community grants addressing underage drinking and access to alcohol.

Grants for Youth Hunting Programs in North Dakota

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is accepting grant applications from wildlife, shooting, fraternal and nonprofit civil organizations for the Encouraging Tomorrow’s Hunters program.

Health Program Grants in New Jersey

The Salem Health and Wellness Foundation is accepting applications for a mini-grant program to support small-scale programming and events, which align with the interests of the foundation.

New Hampshire Youth Art Project Grants

The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for Youth Arts Project Grants for Extended Learning. These grants fund high-quality arts and cultural education activities that take place outside of regular school hours and that encourage creativity and positive forms of expression as well as youth development and academic success in grades K-12.

Community Improvement Grants in New York

The Long Island Community Foundation is accepting applications to the All For the East End (AFTEE) Fund. Projects funded by this program should be inspiring, actionable, and relevant to the local community.

Environmental Preservation and Restoration Grants in Wisconsin

The Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department is accepting applications for its 2014 Stewardship Fund Grant program.

Flood Mitigation Grants in Washington

The King County Flood Control District is accepting grant applications to fund programs that reduce the impact of local flooding throughout King County.



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