For both nonprofits and for-profit ventures, large grants can be a major source of funding, one that can bridge the gap before big donors/investors are ready to sign on. In my course that teaches the “flavors of capital” we explore this flavor of capital. Below are links to a video that walks you through a quick, inside view of how this flavor of capital operates, what incentives are at work, and how best to optimize your odds of success. Each segment is bite-sized at under 5 minutes . As always, your input is greatly welcomed!
- Lecture: Large Grants
Some of the available SBIR grant solicitations – Examples of areas the government is interested in funding.
Behind the Scenes at a Grantmaking Foundation – One insider’s view of a private family foundation. The entire blog centers on grant writing and is a valuable resource.