One of the greatest challenges for non-profit organizations is finding sources of money to fund charities. Funding is generally barely available to pay salaries and buy basic supplies. Therefore, the unpaid volunteers in the Lake Chapala area have to personally find additional sources for this money. Grants can be a godsend to solve financial shortcomings. However, two major stumbling blocks are associated with attaining grants: locating them and writing them. Grant providers want to clearly see the necessity of your program.
When these charities, orphanages for example, apply en masse they can qualify for thousands of dollars in grants that they would not qualify for individually—even though their needs are very pressing and in some cases desperate.
Writing grant proposals is a complicated and time-consuming process. A grant writer must carefully look at the goals of the project and compare them to the criteria given by the grant providers. It’s a very involved process. Lake Chapala Foundation’s grant-writing is still in its infancy but promises to be one of the strongest benefits of being a part of the foundation.
If you have experience in writing grants, you can be a big help to the Lake Chapala Foundation. As an unpaid volunteer, you can use your skills to help the small charities in the Lakeside area that are badly in need of more funding.
Please contact Meme Thorpe if you have any experience in writing grants and you would like to help.
217-391-4575 Vonage phone, 762-1686 Mexico phone.