Funding and grants for rape crisis and
domestic violence centers
"The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally -recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. After you find the program you want, contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply."
There are several domestic violence grants in this database.
This page also contains basic grant writing information "There are eight basic components to creating a solid proposal package: (1) the proposal summary; (2) introduction of organization; (3) the problem statement (or needs assessment); (4) project objectives; (5) project methods or design; (6) project evaluation; (7) future funding; and (8) the project budget. The following will provide an overview of these components."
"Sponsored Programs Information Network - The #1 Source of Funding Information. The SPIN database is currently provided through annual subscription to over 650 colleges, universities and industry clients worldwide. It is a computer database with detailed and up-to-the-minute information about thousands of Federal and Non-Federal funding opportunities."
This database is available from a University library or a local non profit advocate center.
Where to apply for grants.
Nonprofit management education center
Information on how to start a non profit organization:
"Perhaps the best way to really clarify to yourself what you intend to accomplish by starting a new nonprofit is to write a basic mission statement for your organization."
"Why does the organization exist?...It might be best to keep your mission statement to at most about half a page."
Try to "include [a] description
of what you think will be the new nonprofit's
What is a business incubator? Business incubators are usually facilities that help businesses share resources as low-cost means to getting started. Look for one locally here: National Council of Nonprofit Associations
___ Draft mission statement
___ Recruit board members
___ Get a lawyer
___ Get a banker and bank account
___ Get an accountant
___ Get an insurance agent
___ Draft articles of incorporation and get board approval
___ Draft bylaws and get board approval
___ File for incorporation with state
___ File for federal tax-exempt with IRS
___ Get state tax exemption from state
___ Get property tax exemption from city
___ Get solicitation license
___ Get mail permit
___ Get federal employer number
___ Get unemployment insurance req's
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