Improve your grant’s chances by calling the foundation

The best way to get a foundation’s attention and increase your grant application’s chances of succeeding is to simply pick up the phone and call the foundation before you submit.


There are several purposes this serves. Often, foundations may update their grant guidelines internally and fail to post them in the Foundation Directory Online. They might even fail to put them on their own website! It’s always best to get the latest straight from the horse’s mouth.


Calling a foundation serves another purpose, too. It gets your organization’s proverbial foot in the door, letting the foundation know you’re interested in forming a partnership with them. They may even give you advice you wouldn’t otherwise have received. That personal touch can go a long way in the success of your grant application.


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  • Elizabeth

    12.05.2015 at 02:59 Reply

    It seems like so many of the guidelines that I see out there specifically say no phone calls. How do you handle that when seeking the most current information?

    • admin

      14.07.2015 at 08:28 Reply

      If they say no phone calls, don’t call — it’s unfortunate, because that makes it hard to get the right information, but that’s the end of the line in my opinion.

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