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Deadline: 05/01/2014
Grants to USA non-profit institutions, organizations, and foundations that are working to carry forward, and promote progress in, the research and development of new and improved aircraft, as well as to promote education about, and the advancement of, the field of aviation and aeronautical...
Deadline: 05/02/2014
Grants starting at $25,000 to USA and Canada non-profit organizations, educational institutions and government entities providing youth service learning projects that address one or more of the following areas: financial literacy, access to higher education/closing the education gap, community...
Deadline: 05/02/2014
Grants typically ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to USA music therapy clinicians and researchers to undertake new music therapy research and to explore new and innovative music therapy treatments in the areas of clinical research and health services. Funds may be used for new or in-process research...
Deadline: 05/02/2014
Grants of $5,000 each to USA college and university campuses for activities that empower students and staff to engage their communities in outdoor activities. Ideas must engage as many people in outdoor activities as possible. Outdoor activities are considered any nature-based activity, such...

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: 04/30/2014
Grants starting at $20,000 are available for K-12 USA schools, and state and local government agencies in order to provide students with minimally processed, locally sourced fresh food and produce and for nutrition and agriculture oriented, hands-on activities. Eligible schools are those that...
Deadline: 04/30/2014
Grants of $20,000 are available to USA and Puerto Rico non-profit organizations that operate 24-hour emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence. Funds can be used to provide services to the women and children who utilize the shelter's services as well as for basic operating expenses....
Deadline: 05/01/2014
Grants of generally up to $10,000 to USA and international non-profit organizations for institutional projects, grassroots activities, or academic studies with high potential to advance animal welfare. Awards may also be made for specific projects that benefit animals, construction of shelters,...
Deadline: 05/01/2014
Two awards to USA zoos, aquariums, and conservation and wildlife facilities in recognition of outstanding achievement in educational program design that promotes conservation knowledge. Programs will be judged based on impact on attitudes and behavior, innovation, and measurable success. The...
Deadline: 05/01/2014
Grants of $5,000 to USA and international individuals, organizations and organizational employees involved in wildlife conservation to support start-up rescue projects for species that cannot currently be saved in the wild. This grants program supports conservation, research, assessment and...
Deadline: 05/01/2014
Two awards of $5,000 each to USA K-12 public or private school teachers who have demonstrated their capacity to change the outcome of students’ lives and communities where they teach. Nominees will need to demonstrate exceptional dedication to teaching, capability in effecting student performance,...


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