PhilanTech and GrantStation are pleased to announce the release of the State of Grantseeking Fall 2013 Report.
The seventh semi-annual survey provides a snapshot of grantseeking activities and challenges in the US. A decrease in government funding at all levels has pervaded the grantseeking world, and nonprofits, still recovering from the economic downturn, are struggling with fewer resources. As such, lack of time/staff to pursue grants is a top grantseeking challenge for survey respondents.
Other findings from the survey included:
- Grants comprised at least 25% of the total annual budget for 42% of organizations. Organizations that received government grants were more reliant on grants as a larger part of their overall funding;
- Rural organizations are more reliant on grant funding, with 50% of rural organizations reporting that grant supplied at least 25% of their total annual budget;
- 75% of organizations reported receiving grants from private foundations, followed by 60% from community foundations and 57% from corporations;
- Federal grants decreased by 24% as the largest total grant funder compared to the fall 2012 survey.
The next State of Grantseeking survey will be conducted in early 2014.