Grant or Donation: What’s the difference?

by Susan Snider on October 7, 2014

Grants and DonationsWhat is the difference between a grant and a donation?

A grant is funds that are awarded, typically through a competitive application process. The key to winning grant awards is to target funding that matches the mission and purpose of your organization and submitting a compelling and attractive grant proposal.

A donation usually comes from an individual and is given as a gift or contribution because the donor has an emotional attachment to your organization’s mission. They key to raising donations is to target individuals who share the same values, beliefs and passion.

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