Small Grants Tips for Success for Grantors and Grantees
Small grants can provide organizations with unique opportunities to implement activities that might otherwise be difficult to fund. Be it testing an innovative idea or organizing a one-time event, small grants provide both grantors and grantees with a flexible form of funding that can spur creativity and learning for both parties.
These tip sheets provide helpful advice both for organizations considering starting up a small grants program and for those interested in applying for and implementing small grants. Prospective grantors will learn about setting up a program and tips for running it successfully. Prospective grantees will learn how to position their organization and apply for a small grant as well as suggestions for how to carry out and manage a small grant once awarded.
The tip sheets are based on experiences from the TOPS Small Grants Program that awarded just over $4 million via 71 grants over seven years. The tip sheets also serve as a follow-up to the "Small Grants: Tips for Success for Grantors and Grantees" webinar hosted by TOPS on May 31, 2018. For those interested, the presentation and the recording of the webinar can be found here.