A collection of answers to your frequently asked questions about nonprofit and business funding, grants, and operations.
Where can I find emergency financial resources to help with hardships resulting from COVID-19?
With an increase in hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GrantWatch has compiled this list of financial resources for its users.
Please note: this list is an informational resource. We are adding resources as we become aware of them.
Disability Grants for Individuals
Where can I find emergency financial resources to help with COVID-19 hardships?
Resources for Nonprofit
How do I start a nonprofit organization?
A nonprofit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity, not-for-profit organization, or nonprofit institution, is an institution that has been granted tax-exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
How do I get a DUNS Number?
Check to see if you already have a DUNS Number
The Federal government requires that all applicants for Federal grants and cooperative agreements with the exception of. individuals other than sole proprietors have a DUNS number. The Federal government will use the DUNS number to better identify related organizations that are receiving funding under grants and cooperative agreements and to provide consistent name and address data for electronic grant applications. https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-utl/duns_num_guide.pdf
Where can I find grant proposal templates?
Where can I find General Tips on Writing a Competitive Grant Proposal & Budget?
Here is a top 10 list of the "To-Dos of Grant Writing/Proposal Submission"
Where can I find grants for small businesses?
GrantWatch has over 1000 grants for small businesses, corporations, and LLC. You can find grants for startup businesses from the government, state, local federal, and foundation grant funding.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a nonprofit organization?
The advantages and disadvantages of starting a nonprofit
Where can I find demographic information about my community?
Before starting a nonprofit or business, finding demographic information can help your nonprofit/business to better identify your community's needs and to find gaps in its services.
Where can I find grants for women?
Find grants for women entrepreneurs, seed money to individual women, college grants for women, small business grants for women, enterprise grants, and grants for minority women.
Six Grants You Need to Know About for Your Woman-Owned Business
How to Get Grants for Women, Essential Workers, and Minorities
What is a Foundation?
A foundation is a legal category of a nonprofit organization or a charitable trust that donate funds and support to other organizations, institutions, or individuals for its own charitable purposes. There are two foundation types: private foundations and grantmaking public charities.
How many nonprofit organizations are registered in the U.S.?
These 1.56 million nonprofit organizations registered in the U.S. They comprise a diverse range of nonprofits, including art, health, education, and advocacy nonprofits; labor unions; and business and professional associations.