The State of Grantseeking Report Spring 2015

While lack of time and/or staff continues to be the greatest grantseeking challenge, more organizations in the Spring 2015 State of Grantseeking reported that they are facing increased competition for funding dollars.  Over 1,800 respondents help paint a picture of the current conditions faced by grantseeking organizations, including a reduction in the rate of funding from government agencies.

Some other key findings from the most recent State of Grantseeking Survey include:

  • From July to December, 2014, 45% of respondents applied for more grants than they had in the same period in the previous year, and 37% were awarded more grants;
  • Compared to the Fall 2014 report (which covered January through June, 2014), respondents reported that there was a decrease in the rate of funding from all sources, ranging from a 2% in funding from community foundations to a 5% decrease in the rate of funding by local government;
  • The most frequently-reported type of support for the largest grant award received was project or program support (38%), followed by general operating support (21%).

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State of Grantseeking Spring 2015