8-Step Beginner’s Guide to Nonprofit Grants

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “Grants are free money.” Well, that’s false. Grants are not free. They’re very expensive in time and resources. It doesn’t matter if it’s a federal, state, county, or even a simple PTO (aka, Parent Teacher Organization) grant. All grants have costs, structure, and a formula.

For an example, I will use one foundation that I believe embodies an ideal funder. Oregon based organization, Meyer Memorial Trust (aka, MMT), has been great to us. In addition, they have a great website with exemplary resources.

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This a very simple instructional for nonprofit grant seekers. An 8-Step Beginner’s Guide to Nonprofit Grants will allow you to choose the best grant for you and your organization. Make the best decision for your ROI and ROT.

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