Excerpted from State of Grantseeking Fall 2013 Report
- Over 80% of respondent organizations received awards in the first six months of 2013.
- The number of award recipients during the first six months of 2013 increased by 21% compared to the fall 2012 survey.
- In this survey, 31% of respondents reported receipt of larger awards than during the same period in the prior year.
- Private foundations (28%) were the largest source of total grant funding, followed by federal grants (18%) and state grants (17%).
- Of survey respondents, 42% stated that grants contributed more than 25% of their annual revenue.
- Compared to the fall 2012 survey, the median award size decreased by 8%, to $46,000.
- Funding from all levels of government decreased between 5% and 9% compared to last year, yet government at all levels increased as the source of the largest grant award.
- The median award size of the largest grant for organizations with government funding was 400% larger than that of organizations with no government funding.
- Organizations with small annual budgets reported that 69% received an award; over 90% of medium and large organizations received an award in the first six months of 2013.
- The median largest award size for small organizations was $4,975; medium organizations had a median largest award of $30,000, and large organizations reported a median largest award of $133,500.
- "Lack of time and/or staff" continues to be the greatest challenge to grantseeking among respondents.
- Service area impacts grant funding; the median grant size for rural organizations was 27% less than suburban (cluster) organizations and 47% less than urban organizations.
Excerpted from The State of Grantseeking Fall 2013 Report. Excerpted with permission.
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