Meet Diane Wingerter, Certified Grant Writer
What Is A Grant?
Simply stated, Grants are funds offered to Non-Profits, For-Profits, Researchers, Institutions of Higher Education, Students, or to Individuals for a specific purpose and to create a specific outcome! Grants can also be offered in the form of In-Kind Donations, Scholarships, or Fellowships. The key to receiving Grant Funding is to be in alignment with the Funder. While that does seem obvious enough, few ‘grant writers’ take the time to intentionally research the Funders and discover what they are deeply passionate about.
When YOUR Vision & Mission are in alignment with the entity, organization, foundation, or individuals who are offering the Funding, then GOODNESS is bound to happen!
What Is The Vision of Grant Writing For Goodness?
Those offering the Funding are providing the funds out of the GOODNESS of their heart. Those receiving the funding are passionate about Humanitarian Causes and/or protecting Mother Earth, again values which stem from a place of GOODNESS. Therefore, the Vision of Grant Writing For Goodness™ is “To Align Causes with Funders–so Awards are Secured.”
Why Do You Want A Grant?
When the ‘Award Amount’ is utilized for the outcomes, specified by the Funder, in the timeline, specified by the Funder; then YOU, the one receiving the Funds, DO NOT have to pay the monies back. Therefore, it seems clear to say, that Grants are a blessing to those who receive them!
How Many Grants Are There?
Throughout the United States, there are THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of Grants available to those who know where to find them. The broad sectors include Non-Profits, For Profits, Institutions of Higher Education, Researchers & Students. The list of sub-categories within each sector is extensive. To the novice, the sheer number of Grants to research is overwhelming.