Thursday, December 11, 2008

Fundraising Basics: 4 - Trusts and Foundations

The 'easiest' source of funding is trusts and foundations.

The economic downturn won't be especially helpful on this front, since many trusts make their money from investments.

There are huge obvious ones like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation but most are smaller. Although in most countries there is not as much money and less growth than fundraising from individuals, the good thing about trusts and foundations is that they exist to give money to charities.

They are only there to give you money - if you meet their criteria and they have enough. There are lots of resources to find out where they are for example, The Directory of Social Change in the UK. If you know of any foreign trust directories, please post a comment below for other people.


Sean Triner

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