Research is a crucial element in grant writing. Before you begin to articulate your case for support, make sure that your prospective funder is a good match.
Once you have located a potential grant funder, an easy way to research them is through GuideStar. Their website is a wealth of knowledge on non-profit organizations and foundations. With this free tool, you can look up organizational 990s to see what other non-profits have been funded and in what amounts.
Some foundations may even share what types of missions and outcomes they focus on, organizations they prefer to fund and grant guidelines.
– Steven Kissinger, C2 Communications