"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching, Chapter 64

Where to look...

Here are just a few places to begin your search:

  • Local foundations
  • National foundations
  • Charitable giving institutions
  • Major business in your area
  • Grant finding websites (At your own risk!)

What to look for...

  • Low or no match opportunities, or otherwise match requirements you can easily meet.
  • Program goals that align with your organization's goals.
  • Enough funding to cover projected expenses for doing the work.
  • Low-hanging fruit - easy effort for a good return.
  • Funders who are already invested in your mission.