Grants for Individuals

June 2, 2011

Pretty young woman holding currency notes and smiling

One of the questions I’m often asked is whether grants are available for individuals.  The answer is a resounding “Yes!”  These grants can be for many purposes, from medical and financial needs to educational or professional.  For example, there are grants for creative projects, fellowships, putting on public programs, or traveling abroad for a specific purpose.

Grants for individuals are offered by governments, by corporations, by non-profit organizations, and by foundations.  Because of the nature of the tax laws that govern grants, foundations give only a small percentage of their funding to individuals, while most is directed to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.  For that reason, individuals sometimes seek funding under the fiscal sponsorship of a community group, which is eligible receive grants and tax-deductible contributions. Any individual can work with a fiscal sponsor, under the umbrella of an organization with tax-exempt status.

If you want to learn more about how to find grants, and how to get them for yourself or for a community project, our Grants Training Classes are your best resource.  A new class starts June 6th, and right now we are offering a deep discount on tuition, as well as a monthly payment plan.  For more information, visit:

2 Responses to Grants for Individuals

  1. jose najera on December 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    seeking assiatnce on obtaining a grant for a start up business. Please advise if this is a grant writing service or what assistance you can provide.

    kind regards,

    Jose Najera

    • Jillian Wheeler on December 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

      Unfortunately, Jose, there are few few grants for businesses, but there are some under economic development. Our Grants Training Classes teach you how to find all available grants, write a successful proposal, and deal with funders effectively. We also provide the service of research all potential grants for clients. Feel free to email me at All the best.

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