Grant Research Package | Funding for Good

Grant Research Package

(17 customer reviews)


Save tedious research time so you can get back to fulfilling your mission. Get well-suited grant prospects delivered straight to your inbox, complete with a calendar of due dates. Never worry about missing a deadline again.

In a perfect world, we would have a little time every day to work on donor relations, writing grants, and researching new funding opportunities. But the truth is, we are almost always dealing with the unplanned and unpredictable events that come up in the nonprofit world. We rarely get our to-do list completely checked off. Grant research is the most time-consuming part of the whole grant writing process. Too often it’s pushed aside, making your funds tight and your stress levels high. Our Grant Research Package will save you an immense amount of time finding grants that are a good fit for you...and will give you the satisfaction of crossing another thing off your long list of to-dos.

What’s included in the Grant Research Package?

  • 8-12 well-matched prospects for your current needs
  • A PDF of each prospect with our detailed notes
  • A 1-hour phone call to review the results
  • Custom questions to ask each particular prospect when you talk to them
  • NEW: A Grant Timeline Calendar based on the results we found - due dates, contact information, and application links all in one master document.
  • Delivered within 2-3 weeks of Research Questionnaire submission

How do we determine if a grant prospect is a good fit for you?

Our Grant Research questionnaire gives us all the answers we need (no phone call required!). Equipped with the detailed information you’ll hand over, we look for:

  • Giving amounts
  • Who they funded in the past
  • If they are a new prospect for your organization
  • Service area
  • Geographic focus
  • And more

Is this package a good fit for you?

This is a great fit for larger organizations who are feeling stuck in their research process, smaller organizations who are already wearing too many hats, or development departments who don’t have the time to prioritize the time-consuming research process. *To get started, you must fill out the Research Questionnaire, and then we'll take the next steps from there. Keep in mind, this service will expire 12 months from date of purchase. Please return your Research Questionnaire promptly! Note: If you need research for a capital campaign, please schedule a call with Funding For Good prior to submitting your research questionnaire here.

17 reviews for Grant Research Package

  1. Tad

    I appreciated the depth of information provided, and especially appreciated seeing some local grant providers that I didn’t even know about despite being located right in my backyard. The team at FFG were quick on the turnaround, friendly, and knowledgeable.

  2. Anastasia “Stas” Taylor, LCSW-S

    Funding For Good’s Grant Research Package was well worth the cost. The research was comprehensive, relevant, and beyond anything our new Development Team had been able to find as part of their own research. In addition, we were given valuable insights and resources to make our approach more effective when requesting funds. Grateful for the clear communication, turnaround time, and results from the FFG team so we can be confident in our journey forward!

  3. Duane – Treasurer

    We were pleasantly surprised in the follow-up to the initial potential grants available. The follow-up discussion gave us a lot of info and direction as to which foundations we should pursue.

  4. Krista Alderson, Director of Development & Operations

    FFG’s research package saved me innumerable hours of precious time and delivered many promising prospects. The research was provided in a very timely manner. In addition to the research information, the context provided and recommendations on how to approach funders, as well as strategic organizational advice was extremely helpful.

  5. S. Mandeville

    FFG provided a great product for a great price – qualified leads that will be super helpful for a team stretched for time.

  6. Juli Hendren

    I highly recommend Funding for Good. The staff are really thoughtful and detailed and the communication and turnaround was great. They went the extra mile after our initial grant meeting, when they discovered another avenue and sent a follow up. The care they have for their work is very apparent.

  7. Carly Oosten – Director of Partnerships + Community Engagement

    We were blown away by the value offered by the Funding For Good Grant Research Package. The level of detail and reporting we received back in just a short couple of weeks would have taken our team months to complete on our own. We were so impressed with the grant prospects and coaching we received, which were relevant to our organization and tailored to our needs. The Funding For Good team was highly knowledgeable and not only provided us with quality research results, but also strategies for reaching out to and engaging with prospects. Before working with Funding For Good, the idea of grant research seemed daunting with our limited financial and human resources. Now, we can’t wait to take our next steps and are excited about the financial future of our organization. Funding For Good made it simple and easy, and it was definitely worth the investment.

  8. M. Theis

    The amount of time you would spend researching this information on your own is worth the price alone. Between that and the amount of information you receive, I would definitely recommend this package to others!

  9. E. Heintz

    The grant research package was very helpful in providing us with initial direction and all of the information we need to start building relationships and getting funding for our programs. It is so nice to have a list of foundations aligned with our goals. Funding For Good was quick and the results were very comprehensive.

  10. Debbie Modzelewski – Court Sports for Life Foundation

    As newbie grant-writers, although not new volunteer fundraisers, our capital campaign committee was thrilled to have the Funding for Good team’s experience to draw on.

    Our conference call to go over the list was extremely useful, especially hearing the team’s thinking on why they included (or didn’t include) grant prospects as well as the recommendations on how and when to approach each grantmaker. The turnaround time was just as they promised.

    All in all, a great experience, great results, and money well spent!

  11. L Sawyers – The Shepherd’s House

    Our organization appreciated the efforts of FFG’s Grant Research Package. We are a small organization that seeks a variety of funding options. The time it takes to search through websites and determine if an agency funds program, general operating, or capital campaigns, plus trying to determine the appropriate person to make a connection with is EXHAUSTING – even before the writing process begins! The grant research package is beneficial as it takes a lot of the “I wonder if they will fund XYZ” out of the equation and allows agencies to give their energy to applying to funders that have a direct historical alignment with mission or strategy. We are happy to have FFG as a partner in our development work!

  12. Nathan Peck – CEO, Cure VCP Disease, Inc.

    We are new to researching and applying for grants and we decided to try this package as a way to get a running start in learning the grant research process versus starting from scratch. The process took about three weeks and the Funding For Good team did an excellent job communicating timelines and expectations. The initial survey was easy to complete and we had a call to clarify some of our responses. Funding For Good exceeded the number of grant recommendations in the package as they found some geographically relevant, small family foundation grants that they wanted to share, but not count against our total. We were appreciative of this gesture. We liked that Funding for Good marked each grant PDF with notes and specific details and things to note for each grant application process. This was very nice and will help us when we start applying and networking with each organization.

  13. D Norman, Chief Change Officer

    The team at Funding For Good intuitively understood our target markets for grants and provided appropriate and timely information on possible grants.

  14. Mara Burdick, VP

    Excellent turn around time & detail of information provided. Friendly, prompt, knowledgeable and organized. We are excited about further investigating the prospects.

  15. Cindy Sergot, Development Coordinator

    The FFG Grant Research Package is a terrific offering and worth the investment. I am new to the field of grant writing with no prior foundation experience. I’m supporting an established organization that has not had a full time designated grant program in place and has utilized many different writers. As you can imagine, I’ve been absorbing a lot of information in a very short few months. I have listened to many FFG webinars and find their teaching style content rich and easy to understand. This gave me the confidence that the research package would be valuable and it did not disappoint! Our organization received twice the amount of qualified grant opportunities than promised with very detailed and clear information. Once the FFG team received my homework assignment they quickly responded with any questions and scheduled our follow up call to review their results. The team went through each prospect thoroughly and made sure I understood how to utilize the information on each organization. As a new grant writer/researcher I really appreciate the detail and effort given to help me navigate each granter opportunity for potential funding. I also received a follow up call on a couple of questions I had emailed to Mandy Pearce. The personal follow up and attention to detail from the entire team is terrific.

  16. Wendy S.

    I am very pleased with the research package that I received. The information was delivered in a clear, professional way, with the documents being extremely helpful. Particularly helpful information is highlighted on each document, which I really appreciate. This package saved me hours and hours of time, and gives me a focused direction to go in. Grant research can be overwhelming, particularly to a small organization that doesn’t have a staff member dedicated solely to fund development. This feels like such a boost!! I can’t wait to get started with this research. Communication with the team and turnaround time were great.

  17. Mack Bailey, Founder and Executive Director, Music Therapy of the Rockies

    As a very small nonprofit with big dreams, the Grant Research Package from Funding For Good was a godsend. The FFG team listened to my needs and goals and the list of targeted grant opportunities was more than I could have asked for. The professional coaching during the review of materials was also invaluable with hints of approaches under certain situations that definitely provided a confidence that I have already experienced. The information is concise and up to date. It helped me even writing the different aspects of the grants. Thank you!!

    July 24 Update: I wanted to thank you again for my research package. While all of them aren’t going to be home runs, my first grant request was approved for $9,600. Definitely makes the Grant Research Package a good investment. – Mack

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Grant Research Package FAQs - Click Here

What makes a grant prospect “well-matched”?

Aligning your needs with what prospects want to support makes a prospect well-matched. We use a variety of factors to identify these prospects from geographic focus, financial range of giving, history of giving, subject areas (education, medical, housing, etc.) and grant type (gen. ops, capital, equipment, program, etc.)

What is the turnaround time to receive my final grant research results in-hand?

Depending on current workload, our typical turnaround time to complete a research project for a client is 2-3 weeks. During our initial contact after reviewing the research questionnaire, our team will share our estimated completion date. After the review is complete we will schedule a one-on-one session with the client to review each prospect in detail.

Does Funding for Good guarantee their 8-12 “well-match” prospects will award my nonprofit a grant if I apply?

“Well-matched” prospects are based on available foundation/donor information, history of past giving, current website information and how those known factors (geography, subject are, funding strategy, priorities, etc.) align with the nonprofit organization’s mission and needs. Even if all that lines up perfectly, the donor makes the final decision on who is and is not awarded a grant. While funding cannot be guaranteed, you will receive the highest quality research to identify well-matched prospects for your individual/current needs.

How will I receive information on each prospect in my research results?

Results are sent in individual PDFs for each foundation with detailed information, notes, contact information, important dates and comments regarding each foundation’s guidelines and grant process. You will also receive an editable word document that will house all information for each prospect in a single resource that you can update, share with your team, and use as a quick reference guide to create your timeline and keep notes. Each of these items will be emailed to you prior to our review call.

If I am conducting a capital campaign, why do I need to reach out to Funding For Good before booking research?

Capital Campaigns are larger dollar items than most typical programs and projects. When a capital campaign is in the millions of dollars, it is most beneficial to have 2-rounds of grant research to find the most ideal prospects as possible. We discuss this, creating a timeline for capital projects, discuss the pros and cons of finding a comprehensive list of potential foundation donors at the onset and how leveraging dollars as you go can increase odds of success.

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