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Source 11: Foundation & Government Grants


Grants are often aging services' bread and butter. But can your organization maximize these sources in an economic downturn? 

Despite an overall drop, some types of charities attract more gifts during times of great need.

The Giving USA Foundation and its research partner, the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University, have reported U.S. charitable contributions since 1956. For 2009, they found that for the third year in a row, giving exceeded $300 billion.

The complete Giving USA 2010 report, with data covering 2009, is now available online. Download.

More Resources

Advantages and Barriers
Examine the pros and cons of seeking foundation and government grants. Get started.

True and False Funding Quiz
What's your fundraising IQ? Take a true and false quiz.

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
HHS’ Grants Forecast is a database of planned grant opportunities proposed by its agencies. Each Forecast record contains actual or estimated dates and funding levels for grants that the agency intends to award during the fiscal year. Find federal grant opportunities.

U.S. Administration on Aging 
This agency within HHS offers targeted grants related to aging services. See what’s available.

The Foundation Center
This website is your one-stop shop for finding possible funders and learning more about the grantseeking process. You’ll find several resources, including Growth and Giving Estimates: Current Outlook 2010 Edition and a list of the top 50 foundations that gave to aging programs. Explore the site.
Find out if you’re eligible for any federal grant opportunities. Visit
This news and information service designed for professionals in the field of aging features a funding opportunities page. See opportunities.


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