After you have used our databases for your "primary research," you are now ready for "secondary research".
You will find the link to the website for each grantmaker on the profile pages during your searches. That will give you even more background on their priorities and procedures.
IRS Form 990
For private grantmakers, visit Guidestar.org and review the grantmaker's Form 990.
Ask a Funder
Call or email each funder to confirm that your program matches their giving priorities.
Take the time to consider how you might leverage donations of products and services. This can often be a good source for matching funds, if they are required.