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Grant Training & Nonprofit Resources

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Miscellaneous Grant Search Resources

Grant Training

GrantSpace (a service of The Foundation Center) contains a wealth of free information and guidance related to grant seeking. Its subject page provides further guidance by funding category.

The BJA Grant Writing and Management Academy is a free online tutorial offered by the US Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. The program was designed for criminal justice practitioners and state, local, and tribal jurisdictions (including any community- and/or faith-based partners) that apply for or receive federal grants. This training provides an overview of project planning, management, administration, and assessment of federally funded programs. The training encourages participants to think strategically about how they develop and fund projects. Participants are introduced to a variety of methods and tools used to identify community problems, administer and manage projects, and assess performance.

Federal Grant Budget Tutorial from the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency


This alternative to grants, loans, and venture capital is growing in popularity. If you are curious on how to get the most from your crowdfunding campaign, take a look at this three minute animated video narrated by Slava Rubin, founder and CEO of Indiegogo.

The Hawaiʻi Island Food Producers Fund is a new peer-to-peer online lending program for Hawaiʻi Island farmers and Hawaiʻi Island food processors utilizing at least one Hawaiʻi Island-grown ingredient. This microloan program established by The Kohala Center uses the Kiva Zip platform. For more information please visit The Kohala Center’s Kiva Zip Loan.

The WealthWorks “Guide to Crowdfunding for WealthWorks Value Chains describes the types of projects best suited for crowdfunding, offers tips on types of crowdfunding income, and includes a list of crowdfunding platforms.

Wefficiency is a crowdfunding site launched on May 22, 2014, by the Blue Planet Foundation. Wefficiency enables nonprofits to install energy-efficient equipment that will lower their electricity bills. Contributors may donate or lend money through the site.

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