A Quick Guide to Navigating Grants.gov's Workspace

You’ve done it! Your organization has a DUNS number and - if you're a nonprofit - a letter of determination. You’ve successfully registered with SAM and Grants.gov. You’re finally ready to start applying for federal grants. Now, how exactly does one do this? By using the amazing Workspace program available on Grants.gov

All About Workspaces
Grants.gov Workspace is the standard platform for organizations or individuals to apply for federal grants. A workspace allows a grant team to access and edit different forms within an application simultaneously. Forms can be filled out online or using physical copies - which ever way is best for you and your team! (Please note- many federal agencies try to minimize the use of paper in the grant writing and administration process. Not all forms will be available to print.)
 
Applicants can also tailor their application workflow using three different approaches: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced....
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How Grant Funding Makes Projects Possible

There comes a time for every public or private entity – be it a state or local government, a nonprofit organization, or even just an enterprising individual – when they require extra funding in order to get a worthwhile project off the ground. Nothing good in life is ever free, as the old saying goes, and you have to spend money to make money. Sadly, most people have been in situations where they simply didn’t have any money to spend. (Just think of all the times you’ve heard someone tell you what they would do if only they could afford it.) As a result, many dreams and ideas have gone unrealized and countless people have gone without assistance they might desperately have needed.
Fortunately, there are a number of groups and individuals who can often help to change this state of affairs. Grant providers and grant writers work year-round to raise funds and make them available to those in need. The work they do enriches communities, supports...

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The Determination Letter: Holy Grail for Nonprofits

You’ve done it. Your nonprofit is up and running, working to fulfill its mission to the best of its abilities using every available resource. But what if you haven’t yet received a determination letter? Your nonprofit might not be getting all of the benefits it should be. 
 
What is a determination letter? And why is it so important? 
A determination letter is awarded to a nonprofit organization when the IRS has approved its application for federal tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3). This means any donations or grants that are received, or any income earned from group sponsored activities, will not incur tax. This exemption allows your organization to operate more efficiently and devote more funds to your mission. 
 
Several additional perks to consider once your determination letter has been received include the following: 
    • Donors may claim their contributions on their annual tax returns. 
    • Your organization will receive discounts...
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Visual Arts and Crafts Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Visual arts and crafts grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Artfully Reimagined: Reimagine It Grants
  • Artfully Reimagined's mission is to help the planet through the creation of new repurposed works using sustainable impact materials and production.
  • Artfully Reimagined's ReimagineIt Grants are made directly to individual artists to help launch or support careers in repurposed art.  These mini-grants are awarded to a limited number of artists who are working with found, reclaimed, recycled, repurposed, vintage, or up-cycled objects.
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years...
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Cancer Research and Patient Support Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Cancer research and patient support grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
  • The mission of the American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation is to improve the standard of care for breast disease patients.
  • Each year, the Foundation awards grants related to patient breast care and education, community outreach, research, and the Humanism in Medicine award. 
  • All interested applicants must submit a Word document grant proposal via email to...
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Health and Physical Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Health and physical education for youth!

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) The Foundation for Global Sports Development
  • The Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD) aids the sports community by delivering and supporting initiatives that promote fair play, education, and the physical and developmental benefits of sports for youth around the world.
  • The Foundation gives special attention to groups and communities that are most in need or most underserved by current programs.  
  • The Foundation provides grants to:
    • nonprofit organizations...
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STEM K-12 Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? STEM education grants for grades K-12! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Amgen Foundation

The Amgen Foundation seeks to advance science education by inspiring the next generation of innovators and investing in the communities where Amgen employees reside. 

  • The Foundation works to identify programs across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Europe that provide vital hands-on science experiences for students and teachers, as well as programs that support teacher quality and provide professional development in math and science. 
  • With regard to science education, the...
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After-School Program Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? After-school program grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!
 
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1) Charles Lafitte Foundation 
  • The Charles Lafitte Foundation's mission is to support nonprofit organizations throughout the country as they develop innovative and effective approaches to helping people help themselves and others achieve healthy, satisfying, and enriched lives.
  • The Foundation supports the program areas of education, children's advocacy, medical research and initiatives, and the arts. 
  • In regards to children's advocacy, the...
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Special Education Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Special education grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project!

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1) Diana Davis Spencer Foundation
  • The Diana Davis Spencer Foundation's mission is to ensure a strong national defense, a free society, and a vibrant economy for innovation and entrepreneurship to thrive. 
  • The Foundation's areas of philanthropy include national security, founding values, education, entrepreneurship, and public policy.
  • Under the Education program, support is provided for education initiatives from preschool through adulthood. These programs have a focus on...
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Teacher and Faculty Development Grants Currently Available

Here are this week’s highlighted foundations and grants. This week’s focus? Teacher and faculty development grants! 

Please note: this post is part of the MPS Grants archives. Funding opportunities are consistently changing. Please visit the links for the most current information about these grants and their deadlines or feel free to contact us with any questions. We wish you the best of luck finding funding for your project! 

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1) Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program
  • The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides a unique professional development opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators. Administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, the program allows educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena.
  • Fellows will spend 11 months working in a Federal...
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