FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does FGG find grants for individuals or companies that do not have a 501(c)(3) status?
No, We only work for nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) status.
Can I apply for a grant from Foster Grants and Giving?
No, our company is not a private foundation or a grant-making foundation.
If I purchase a grant-writing package, how long does it take to receive funding?
It depends on the impact your nonprofit has made in the community, how long your nonprofit has been around, and the area you are seeking funding in. When you apply is an essential factor, as funders generally give the most between October and December to finish off their fiscal year.
What does Foster Grants and Giving do?
We have two functions, grant writing, and programming. The grant writing portion writes multi-million dollar grants for school districts, nonprofits, and private schools. The programming portion provides educational services to low-income students and feeds homeless kids.
What companies and foundations have your clients received funding from?
With over $250,000,000.00 in grants and donations secured for our clients, this link will answer your question:
Will you work with a nonprofit for free?
No, Unfortunately, we have budgets for one-person-run nonprofits to larger nonprofits with multi-million dollar budgets. This link will give you options: www.fostergrantsandgiving.org/grantwriting
Are your nonprofit programs the same thing as your grant writing services?
No, our programs are a separate function of Foster Grants and Giving. Click this link for more information www.fostergrantsandgiving.org/programs
How do I start a nonprofit?
Can Charter and Private schools apply for grants?
Yes, as long as they have a 501(c)(3) status.
Can churches apply for grants?
Yes, because they have a 501(c)(3) status.
Does Foster Grants and Giving Inc. apply for Federal grants?
We tend to stick to corporate/foundational grants, but we will do Federal grants on a case-by-case basis.
Do you work for new nonprofit organizations?
Generally No for the following reasons:
Most brand new organizations are not likely to immediately be competitive for grant funding.
Grantors typically want to see some evidence that your organization is making an impact.
They also want to see how effectively you are building a strong and active board of directors, creating and managing budgets, carrying out quality control, and more.
This process can take at least a year to demonstrate.
What are the reasons most foundations reject proposals?
They do not have enough funds to accept every request.
The request falls outside of the funder's giving interests.
The applicant did not follow application guidelines.
One simple piece of advice we often give is, "If you do not qualify, do not apply."
How quickly can you write a proposal?
Established nonprofits – Seven to Ten days.
Newer organizations or first-time grant Seekers – Up to Two Weeks.
What do most grantors require?
Financial statements, such as an annual budget, year-end financial statements, and year-to-date financial statements.
Questions related to your business plan.
Your three-five-year strategic plan.
Your long-term fundraising plan.
How will you measure the success of your proposal?
What are typical Grant Deadlines and Responses?
Each funder establishes deadlines for proposals, and may only have one or two deadlines per year.
Most funders take about three to five months to respond to a grant request.