Foundation Grant Research

for  Answer
Piscataway, NJ, USA
Posted by
Dan R.

Director of Training

Posted Date
Jan 3, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Foundation Grant Research
Impact statement
This project will save us $3,808 , allowing us to have staff who can write Letters of Inquiry and Grant proposals to these Foundations.

Project Details

What We Need
  • A list of potential foundations to target for grant applications
Additional Details

Answer is looking for a volunteer to help us research potential grants for our work in sex education. Foundations funding projects related to sex education, LGBTQ issues, sexual violence prevention, teen pregnancy prevention, HIV/STD prevention, teacher professional development, online learning or reproductive justice/rights could all be potential matches. Unfortunately, we have a small staff that does not have the capacity to do an extensive search.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a list of potential topic areas to search, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a staff member to serve as a contact/resource, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

This project is important because in recent years, federal funding for these types of comprehensive sex education programs have been cut and more money is being put into abstinence-only education programs. At Answer, we believe that young people make the best decisions for their sexual health when they have all in the medically-accurate information available to them.

Project Plan

Milestone 1: Goal Setting
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss current and past grants (if any) and how they came about
  • Volunteer Manager shares information about program(s) that would benefit from a funder and ideal criteria for potential funder
Milestone 2: Research and Recommendations
  • Professional conducts research on grantmaking foundations as per the criteria laid out by the Volunteer Manager
  • Professional delivers list of recommendations and suggestions on how to start grant application process
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About The Org

Our Mission

Answer is a national organization that provides and promotes unfettered access to comprehensive sexuality education for young people and the adults who teach them.