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Grant Sage: End of year grant opportunities

The Grant Sage — September The last quarter of the (calendar) year brings with it some excellent opportunities for grant seekers: Santa Barbara Foundation: Due October 5 The Santa Barbara Foundation is offering a small-grants program to support habitat and ecosystem restoration, land conservation, and innovative practices to increase sustainability in agriculture and the local […]

Grant Sage #3: Grant Reporting

By Sheba Laser Lux The past two editions of The Grant Sage focused on local and regional grantors, grant-seeking strategies, and funding opportunities. One of the most significant aspects of the grant-seeking process actually happens after grant funding been secured: Grant reporting is much more than a chance to demonstrate to a funder what was […]

The Grant Sage: Funders Outside of Santa Barbara County

Going Beyond: Funding Opportunities Outside of Santa Barbara County By Sheba Laser Lux. Owner, The Grant Sage. As you may recall from last month’s edition of The Grant Sage, there are 264 Santa Barbara County grant-making foundations that fund local nonprofit organizations. The news gets even better when one looks at total grant funding to […]

The Grant Sage: Tips, insider info and more

NPRN Message: Welcome to The Grant Sage In an effort to continue to provide our members with valuable information related to the nonprofit sector, we continue to create space for professionals and colleagues to share their knowledge, experience and wisdom. For the next few months Sheba Laser Lux (@shebalux on NPRN) will be offering grant-writing […]

Nonprofit Innovators: The Incredible Children’s Art Network 

By Leslie Dinaberg.  Originally appearing in Seasons Magazine. in-cred-i-ble: [in-kred-uh-buhl] adjective 1. so extraordinary as to seem impossible: incredible speed. 2. not credible; hard to believe; unbelievable: The plot of the book is incredible. Flying mostly under the radar until recently, the art-minded philanthropy of the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) has been quietly lending support to a handful […]