Finding grants typically begins with prospect research -- finding out who is most likely to give you money. Look for funders whose interests match your organization's mission, programs, populations served, and locations served.
It is always a good idea to know about other organizations and funders working in the same areas as you. You may wish to collaborate, check out an innovative program, or model a grant after another organization’s efforts. This is also a good way to connect with thought leaders in your areas of interest.
To put your organization's request in the best possible position, we recommend strict adherence to a funder's application guidelines and procedures, so understanding how they want to receive the application is important.