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Is your organization ready for a grant?

This free assessment will help you determination if your organization is ready to start applying for a grant to fund your ideas.

Welcome to this assessment to see if your organization is ready for a grant.  Please answer the following short questions.

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Question 1 of 5

What type of organization are you?

A

A non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status

B

A non-profit organization that is in the process of applying for 501(c)(3) status

C

A non-profit that has partnered with another non-profit that has 501(c)(3) status

D

A for-profit business formed as sole-proprietor or LLC

E

An individual with a great idea

Question 2 of 5

How well developed is your idea that you are seeking funding for?

(Select all that apply)
A

Your organization has a short "elevator pitch" that covers the basics of your idea, and the benefits to your stakeholders, that can be delivered in 1-2 minutes

B

Your organization has written a 2-3 page "white paper" that covers your idea, the benefits, and a rough budget for what you need to be successful

C

You have a rough idea sketched out on a napkin

D

Your idea is just something you've been thinking about

E

If someone gave you money you would come up with a great idea on how to spend it

Question 3 of 5

What is your organizational history?

(Select all that apply)
A

Has your organization been in existence for more then one year?

B

Do you have well-developed vision and mission statements?

C

Do you have a written business plan?

D

Do you have more then three full-time employees?

E

Do you have an advisory Board in place?

F

None of the above

Question 4 of 5

How many established community partners do you have?

A

One

B

Two

C

Three

D

Four or more

E

None

Question 5 of 5

How is your organization currently funded?

A

Donations from individuals

B

Competitive grants

C

Funding allocations from other organizations such as local governments

D

You have multiple sources of funding such as donations, competitive grants, and funding allocations from other organizations.

E

No current funding or recently lost your funding source

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