Sun, 6 December 2009
Included in this podcast: Brad Layland and Pat Rhoades discuss Grants and Foundations with Sandra Trujillo, Director of Grants and Foundations for Young Life.
Sandra Trujillo leads in getting Young Life in front of foundations. Her team of three brings in millions of dollars annually, about $5 million this year. Areas across the nation are getting 10 - 12% of their budget from grants and foundations. That's a good figure to shoot for. Look on the Staff Resouces website for "grants and foundations" and go there. For more information on grants and foundations you can go to the Field Development website by typing Field Development into the search box and hit go. It's money laying on the table. The first step is FREE - Research for where you should apply. The first person who emails us the definition of proclivity and spells the word correctly will win a $5 giftcard for Starbucks. Foundations have to give away 5% of their annual income. The research and hand holding are valuable and FREE. They include: How you approach a foundation, which ones are out there that might be a good fit for your area. To have a grant writer write your proposal is FREE to areas that are in deficit. The writing costs $25 per hour. For a simple proposal of say, $10,000 it might cost you $100 - $125 - not a bad return on investment. It's a huge benefit for local areas. Continue to check in at Grants and Foundations annually as they often change, new ones come on board, some only give every two years, etc.
Contact Sandra Trujillo, Director of Grants and Foundations at the service center, at 719-381-1800 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about grants and foundations go the Grants and Foundations site through the Field Development site by typing "Field Development" into the search box on the Staff Resources website. To win the $5 giftcard to Starbucks send your email answer to: email@example.com. To maximize your time for ministry with kids, utilize the incredible resource of Young Life's grants and foundations department.