How do I find grants from corporations? A great question came to us via Twitter from @PNOLA:
@ProGrantWriter How do you find out about corporate grants? Is there a central place? Say if I want to see if Sbux does corporate donations.
Fantastic question. Our team uses the Foundation Center’s Corporate Giving Online directory, which lists thousands of corporations and their donation processes. Their Foundation Directory Online also has some corporate donors, if they give grants through company-sponsored foundations. These are both subscription-based databases, so if you can’t afford a subscription and don’t want to hire a grant writer to do the research for you, some libraries and nonprofit resource centers offer it for free.
To find grants from corporations, try checking corporate websites. If you have a specific company in mind, like Starbucks or WalMart, and want to see whether they give either in-kind donations of products or grants, simply go to their website. Most large companies have a webpage on corporate responsibility that will discuss their donations and grants. Others may list this information in their company profile or “about” page.
When you are ready to apply for a corporate grant, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind. Using this approach will ensure you’re submitting a strong grant application that has a good chance of success.
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