Frequently Asked Questions
Nope! These grants are free!
Yes. Nonprofits everywhere are welcome to apply for all grants, but please note that some grants may naturally have location-related requirements or stipulations. For example, some of the marketing/branding grants may require that the organization use US English as their primary language and the capital grants will be granted in USD. Review the notes on the individual grant pages for more information or just ask!
It could happen. Ideally, each grant would go to a different nonprofit, but who knows? The Foundation Review Board may award more than one grant to an individual charity. Which means...Apply for all of the grants that your nonprofit needs!
Odds of being selected to receive a grant are determined upon the number of entries received and the quality of each application. Each grant application will be screened by the Foundation Review Board for consideration. Applying multiple times won't increase the likelihood of receiving any grant.
Yes. But. The Foundation Review Board will collect all of an organization's applications for any one grant and consider them as one application for the purposes of grant selection. This means that applying multiple times won't increase the likelihood of receiving any grant.
As an example, if your Program Director applies for the Recruitment Grant and your CEO also applies for the Recruitment Grant, the Foundation Review Board will combine both applications to consider as a single entry for your organization.
We get it, things happen. If the error is a major error (such as the wrong email address) please contact us via email.
If your error is minor, like a typo, don't sweat it! We're human beings, just like you! sOmetimes we mak mistaKes.
If you forgot to tell us something great about your organization and you really want us to know, we recommend that you submit a fresh application. The Foundation Review Board will collect all of an organization's applications for any one grant and consider them as one application for the purposes of grant selection. As an example, if your Program Director applies for the Recruitment Grant and your CEO also applies for the Recruitment Grant, the Foundation Review Board will combine both applications to consider as a single entry for your organization.
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Due to the volume of applications received, we can't advise on the status of individual grant applications. If you received a confirmation email, you're in the running!
All applicants will be notified when a recipient has been selected.
If your nonprofit is selected to receive a grant or funding, they will be notified by phone or email approximately forty five (45) business days after the close of the application period.
Due to the incredible number of applications received, the Review Board is extending their review period for all grants. If your nonprofit is selected to receive a grant or funding, they will be notified by phone or email. The first batch of grant recipients will be contacted starting in early September 2018 and the review will continue until October 31, 2018, approximately ninety (90) business days after the close of the application period. We apologize for the increase in the review time required, but are committed to fulfilling these grants as quickly as possible.
Absolutely! Whether or not you use awesome Funraise fundraising tools won't influence the decision of the Review Board.
These grants are open to all active nonprofit organizations with a valid tax ID or EIN (charity number of their own country.) The representative submitting the grant application should be over 18 years of age at the beginning of the entry period (May 9, 2018).
All of our easy online grant applications ask for your EIN or charity number, so we'll accept whatever tax or government nonprofit registration number is used in your country.
The costs for all relevant work associated with the grant are covered in the grant itself. See below for more details.
When it comes to paying your rent, WeWork and Funraise have got you covered for a full 12 months. Funraise will pay the security deposit, but your nonprofit will pay all other costs incurred surrounding the move.
Covers up to $25,000 recipient's choice of Apple devices (laptops, tablets, and phones), plus shipping.
Covers up to 100 hours toward an audit of the recipient's public-facing marketing as well as expert suggestions and implementation.
Covers up to 100 hours toward the Google Ad Grant as well as 3 months of full-service Google AdWords campaign guidance.
Recipient will receive an expert analysis of donor and donation data exposing supporter base segments that can be optimized.
This recipient will never be billed for Funraise platform fees. They will pay all associated transactional costs and fees.
Covers airfare, hotel, and meals for two representatives from recipient orgs to an in-person meeting with philanthropists. Pitch coaching/training and reasonable pitch expenses are covered.
Covers the cost of printing, shipping, and product up to $2,500. Funraise Creative team will assist with design/layout but will not create new artwork.
Covers all expenses for a photojournalist's travel, equipment, insurance, food, and lodging.
Shortlisted applicants provide a high-level view of a project they want to test; we will grant $10k to bring the chosen idea to life.
Covers the cost of a professional recruitment agency to provide hiring for one job opening. Costs associated with interviewing are not covered.
Covers one year of unlimited RoundUp App platform fees. The recipient will pay transactional costs and fees.
Covers printing and t-shirts, including material, labor, and shipping. Funraise Creative team will assist with design/layout but will not create new artwork.
Recipient will receive up to 100,000 wealth screenings of supporters already in your database.
Each and every organization that applies will be reviewed by the Foundation Review Board. Depending on the size of the applicant pool, a short list of applicant nonprofits will be created. The Foundation Review Board will reach out to those shortlisted organizations to gather more information on their vision and mission. The Foundation Review Board will look at factors that could include growth, potential for growth, innovation, financials, and the answers you provide to our grant application and follow up questions.
All grants will be given out by the Funraise Future Fund (FFF). FFF will create a committee specifically for this purpose, incorporating professionals that have worked in a variety of nonprofits. Partners providing grants will be offered a position on the committee for that specific grant.