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Deadline: 05/15/2014
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA non-profit women's shelters that provide temporary or permanent housing for victims of domestic abuse and their pets. Funding is also available to non-profits that both provide temporary or permanent housing for pets of victims of domestic abuse, and have a formal,...
Deadline: 05/15/2014
One grant of $25,000 to USA non-profits, government and public agencies, healthcare facilities, adult day programs and long-term care communities to improve the lives of individuals with Alzheimer's disease or other related illnesses, and their families. The donor organization seeks to fund...
Deadline: 05/16/2014
Grants of up to $15,000 to USA non-profit organizations providing quality educational programs and opportunities that significantly benefit people with Down syndrome.
This grant program is intended to provide seed money to local organizations that will, utilizing parameters of success required...
Deadline: 05/28/2014
Grants of up to $50,000 are available to support USA non-profit organizations that develop innovative and effective programs and services that utilize technology and/or computer and video games to educate youth and young adults (targeting ages 7-18) about positive life values. In addition to...

About the Author: Libby Hikind

Libby Hikind is the founder of GrantWatch.com. Libby Hikind, first published NYC GrantWatch in 1999 as a weekly non-profit newsletter. She stopped publication in 2001, to run for City Council where she felt she could bring more funding dollars to NYC. After only winning the Democratic Primary election, she returned to teaching public school and continued her grant writing efforts on behalf of the non-profit community. Since retirement, Libby has worked to build GrantWatch.com. On a daily basis, Libby contacts grants' program managers, reviews numerous publications and adds new grants to the website.

Libby is also the president of PGWHC, Inc., a grant writing/development consulting firm that provides organizations with a means to develop new areas of funding in: education, disabilities, early childhood, special education, social services, employment, job training, youth, health, safety, entitlements, substance abuse, homelessness, environment, parenting, etc.

PGWHC, Inc, Professional Grant Writers & Health Consultants was first established in 1994, to provide the following services:

  • Locating available federal, state, local and foundation grants and contracts.
  • Completing needs assessments.
  • Researching literature for best practices.
  • Developing proposal plan.
  • Writing proposal narratives and developing budgets.
  • Negotiating budgets with grant officers.
  • Monitoring quality assurance, evaluating programs, preparing evaluation reports.
  • Broadening client base and increasing organizational capacity.
  • Representing organizations at significant meetings.
  • Curriculum development.
  • Professional development for organization staff.
  • Developing special projects and preparing special events.
  • Planning, organizing and facilitating conferences.
  • Marketing programs and developing organizational mail plan.
  • Developing text and graphic design for brochures and public relations materials.
  • Writing job postings and letters.
  • Preparing minutes from board meetings, writing board resolutions.
  • Preparing press releases and networking with the press for news coverage.

Libby Hikind has obtained more than 11 million in grant funding dollars. The most notable are:

Child Health Plus of Staten Island, NYS Early Intervention Center in Queens, Diagnostic & Treatment Center in Brooklyn, Parent to Parent Resource Center for Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities, Caregiver Support for Family Members of Alzheimer's Patients, EDWAA, JTPA, and Community Youth Development.

PGWHC's clients includes hospitals, universities, schools, preschools, community based organizations and neighborhood coalitions.

Libby Hikind, has written both literacy and social studies NYC Department of Education school curriculum, scored the New York State English Language Arts and Math exams, participated in peer review committees for the United States Department of Education, authored four children's picture books, ran a successful primary election campaign for NYC City Council, served as a team leader for FEMA's Project Liberty and taught NYC Public School students for 29 1/2 years.

To contact Libby, please go to our contact page


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Deadline: 05/01/2014
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to USA non-profit arts organizations that provide opportunities for artists to present their work or provide professional services to artists. Funds will be awarded for specific projects or operating support. Eligible disciplines include dance, music/sound,...
Deadline: 05/09/2014
Grants of up to $1,500 to USA non-profits, schools, camps or government agencies to educate youth about the importance of environmental issues, and to develop youth potential as future environmental leaders. Grants will be awarded to sponsor youth (ages 5 - 25) who have demonstrated an interest...
Deadline: 05/09/2014
Grants of up to $1,000 to USA non-profit organizations and schools offering youth football programs to purchase football equipment. Funds will be used to purchase helmets, shoulder pads, blocking dummies and more through a selected vendor. Grants are awarded based on need, merit and the organization's...
Deadline: 05/15/2014
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 to USA and international non-profits, and local, state and federal agencies for bird conservation, protection, education and rehabilitation programs. Grants are intended for projects that work with, or directly benefit bird species listed on the International...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants ranging from $500 to $3,000, and occasionally up to $5,000, to USA non-profit organizations that are: (a) working to promote world peace, (b) working to end economic and social discrimination and exploitation, racial/ethnic conflicts, and social injustice; (b) providing educational opportunities...
Deadline: Ongoing
Grants to USA, Canada, and international fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local, and community organizations and agencies that are seeking financial assistance to support a wide range of fire prevention, preparedness, and control activities. Funding may...


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