Snapshot Guide to Funding Opportunities
Facilitate an Asset Mapping workshop with your leadership and program team
Asset Mapping Template (TCAM) – a guide to Asset Mapping
Identify a “gate keeper” to different agencies that you seek to explore and secure funding opportunities through
Identify individual(s) that can help develop a relationship that you can further nurture and grow into productive collaborations and lasting relationships to sustain your program and vision.
Know your story very well – sometimes you may only have a 3-minute elevator ride to tell your story and other times you may have an hour – be prepared for both.
www.grants.gov your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants
Contact your local United Way agency – they can provide you with information on their grants as well as others within the community
The National Christian Foundation: register as a ministry, seek access to the national database for information on foundations seeking to give and support ministries such as yours
Servant Christian Community Foundation (SCCF) is one of a nationwide network of Local Christian Foundations that are affiliated with The National Christian Foundation (NCF). Since 1982, this network has granted more than $3 billion to over 15,000 churches and ministries worldwide
Contact your local law enforcement agencies for inquiry of potential collaborations for BLOCK grants – share your story and vision and begin seeking grant and resource collaborations
Nurture relationships and collaborations with your middle school and high school administration staff
Contact your State’s Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare agencies – seek grant opportunities that flow through state agencies either through State General Funds or through Federal dollars that come down in Title V, Title II and Prevention dollars
Contact your local/county juvenile justice authorities for the purpose of seeking grant collaborations and partnerships
Seek out other community organizations and community boards to share your story and vision – Rotary Clubs, Optimist Clubs, Lions Club, Juvenile Justice boards, Truancy Coalitions, etc.
Cause Marketing – develop a relationship with a fast food chain or other restaurant. Example: seek a commitment in which one evening a month your organization receives 20% of the total sales that evening