“Is There a Grant for That (Program, Business, Need)?”

 Tuesday, November 12, 2019

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM 

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Main (Oakland) 

There are plenty of myths and misconceptions about grants, and confusion about grants available for individual needs, creative projects, community groups, and start-up nonprofits and small businesses including women/veterans/minority-owned businesses. This presentation will address questions and offer real scenarios that clarify the exceptions and reinforce the importance of realistic planning and budgeting for all new ventures.

We will discuss: (1) differences between grants and other funding options such as loans and crowdfunding; (2) recognizing grant schemes and scams; and (3) resources for moving your plans forward. This presentation is for anyone who wants to learn more about grants and other funding opportunities. Takeaways include PowerPoint notes, idea development plan worksheet, and a resource list. 

Our speaker is Katherine F.H. Heart, GPC, M.Ed., President of Heart Resources, LLC.  She has offered comprehensive grant services resulting in $22+ million in grants for Western PA organizations since 2002.  Katherine has provided grant training at CLP, and local/national organizations for 11 years.  She earned the Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credential and was the first person designated an Approved Trainer by the Grant Professionals Association.  Katherine is the author of GrantepreneurTM-Getting Started in a Grant Career and Business (Red Engine Press, 2016) which will be available for purchase after the presentation.  She is a Co-Organizer of the Grants Café-a free meetup group with 360+ members. 

There is no fee to attend this program.  However, space is limited and registration is required by calling the Nonprofit Resource Center at 412.622.6277.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center of New York now called CANDID.