Emergency Grant Funding for Nonprofits

To remain stable and strong, nonprofits must shift to a different fundraising mindset: from one of crisis to one of resilience and recovery. As the nation's experts in nonprofit grant seeking, the team at Grants Plus has curated emergency grant seeking resources to help nonprofit leaders continue seeking grants, more ambitiously and strategically than ever.

Federal Economic Recovery Funds

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Federal economic recovery packages like the American Rescue Plan can create a wealth of new grant seeking opportunities for nonprofits. What do they mean for your nonprofit? Are there new opportunities to receive funding to support your organization's work? We've compiled the most important takeaways for nonprofits.

Grants Plus Guide to Grant Seeking During Crisis

History shows that foundations step up, not back, during the most difficult times. If you are concerned about your nonprofit’s ability to weather a storm, make seeking grants a high priority. Click to view our Grants Plus Guide to Grant Seeking During Crisis.

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Should Your Nonprofit Go for a Government Grant?

Is your nonprofit ready to sink or swim in the federal grant seeking pool? Use the following criteria to audit your organization’s readiness to compete.

Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds

During and after a crisis, don't overlook grants from Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs). DAFs may be a potential source of emergency grants for your organization. That’s because experience shows that during economic downturns, giving through DAFs remains strong. 

Find helpful advice in our Guide to Seeking Emergency Grants from Donor-Advised Funds. You may also watch our webinar recording featuring insights from a Donor Services Officer from The Columbus Foundation about making the most of grants from donor-advised funds.

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Emergency Steps for New Grant Seekers

During times of crisis, what fundamental steps can nonprofit leaders take to find emergency grants and approach grant makers for new funding? Especially if your nonprofit is an established organization that is new to grant seeking, follow our advice to get a smart start on the road to winning grants.


Crisis Grant Seeking Webinar Series

The Grants Plus team has presented a series of webinars on all aspects of emergency grant seeking. Click below to view our archive of rich, informative webinar recordings, where you will gain access to techniques and tips for proactively finding and pursuing grants for your nonprofit organization during and beyond crisis. 

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Podcast Feature

LaurenSteiner1pGrants Plus Founder Featured on the SgENGAGE Podcast

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the funding landscape in significant, and perhaps lasting, ways. Listen in for a discussion of grant seeking trends and transformation featuring Grants Plus Founder + President Lauren Steiner and BlackBaud Vice President Rachel Hutchisson.


Click here to listen to the SgENGAGE Podcast.

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