Have questions? Click below for answers to our most frequently asked questions by charities seeking support.
We’re happy to hear about your organization or project but we are specifically looking for those which corelate to our client’s priorities, outlined in each Client Profile. If you think that your organization or project is a good match for one or more of our clients, book a Charity Meeting with us.
We only receive applications from organizations that we invite to apply. If you've been invited to apply, we will email you an access code to our online application system so you may begin your application.
To help us wade through numerous charities all needing support, we request charities book an initial face-to-face (virtual) Charity Meeting with us. This meeting allows us to explain our process in person, and gives us the information we require to summarize your work and match it to priorities of our clients. When you book this meeting, we create a profile of your charity and and make it available to our clients. More information on the Charity Meeting is found under the Charities tab on the menu bar.
We take care of updating your profile and do so every January. We will message members of our Stronger Philanthropy Community when its time to update their profile at no cost to them. If you're not a member of the Stronger Philanthropy Community, update your profile by booking a Charity Meeting.
Thoughtful, complete responses to the questions asked are most compelling. Overly simple answers, grammatic errors, industry jargon, and vagueness all detract from the overall appeal of an application. All applications are part of a competitive round of grants considered by each client.
We aim for a quick turnaround on all grant requests. Once you apply, we conduct any necessary due diligence, and make your application available to our clients in our app. We will notify you when the client is expected to make their decision and will notify you if there is an unexpected delay.
Historically, it has been more common for our clients to offer one-off grants, but applications for multi-year funding are certainly acceptable unless specifically noted otherwise on the Client's profile page.
If we have requested a site visit, we will send you an agenda for our time together. We are interested in knowing about your organization's leadership for an overview of your programs, current financial realities, fundraising strategies, and goals for the future. We generally conduct site visits online using Zoom.
You are welcome to join our Stronger Philanthropy Community and introduce yourself and your work. All our clients and their families are subscribers. Participation in this community will allow for organic relationships to develop over time. We encourage our clients to connect with you in the Community if they develop an interest in your work, but it is up to them to initiate that relationship.
The Stronger Philanthropy Community is a relational platform that is available for download to your smartphone through the Apple or Google Play stores. This app brings together charities and major donors for networking, relationship building, and to provide resources such as livestreaming events, charity profiles, client profiles, videos, articles, and more. Private folders to view grant applications and progress reports are made available for clients of Stronger Philanthropy. Charities that have received grants from a client are invited into private groups for direct contact with each client.
Our new course, Design and Submit a Fantastic Grant Application, is a 13-module, online course you can take at your own pace. It contains over 2 hours of video instruction, and 20 handouts with specialized content to help you write a grant application that gets results. This course gives you a clear perspective on what major donors and family foundations look for in grant applications, and is the only one we've found which is written for charity leaders from the perspective of a major donor. Member of the Stronger Philanthropy Community also benefit by receiving a 66% discount in the cost of the course by using a coupon code on checkout.