Grant Resources for Non-Profits, Small Businesses and Solopreneurs!

Grant Resources for Non-Profits, Small Businesses and Solopreneurs!

You have all the innovative ideas, you have the rockstar team to make it happen — but you just don’t have the funding? If this sounds familiar, we’ve been there! A huge part of Advokate’s mission is advocating for people, hence the name, and we want to help make YOUR dreams come true.

Securing funding can be a daunting task. Heck, just trying to Google search the expanse of the internet can be so draining that you want to give up. We are here to be the sign from the universe that you need to keep going! Not everyone can get grant funding from every source and that’s okay. That’s how we are able to succeed because there are resources suited to everyone, somewhere.

Advokate is a Certified New York State MWBE (Woman-Owned Business Enterprise) and this puts us in a position to help you meet that MWBE requirement, which is often anywhere from 10% to 20%, when it comes to state funding. We are here for you!

We’ve compiled a list for you that can serve as a jumping-off point.

Non-Profits

  • Cisco
    Cisco donates networking technology to qualified nonprofit organizations to help them realize significant gains in productivity, scalability, and cost-efficiency.
  • Google
    Google Grants is a unique in-kind advertising program that harnesses the power of Google’s flagship advertising product, Google AdWords, to nonprofits seeking to inform and engage their constituents online.
  • Grants.Gov
    A variety of options available based on what your organization needs. 
  • Open Media Foundation
    Grants and fiscal sponsorship are listed. 

Small Businesses 

Loans and resources from Warren County EDC: Available here. 

Loans and resources from Warren County LDC: Available here. 

General List to get you started:

If you have a grant in mind from this list or elsewhere that could unlock access to ANY of Advokate’s services, please let us know!

Advokate does not offer grant writing services but will write up any quotes, statements, letters, etc. that you may need from us regarding our services. We may also be able to help connect you to resources and if you are a for-profit company we would love to connect you to possible non-profit fiscal sponsors.

We also can help you out with in-kind matching funds. Often this is a requirement, and we’re happy to help out when we can.

We can help fulfill grants that are for:

  • Website design
  • Website development
  • Website updates/maintenance (including ADA compliance)
  • SEO (search engine optimization)
  • Graphic Design
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • PR
  • Copywriting
  • Videography

Here’s the process:

  1. Reach out to Advokate for grant partnership and we’ll give you everything you need from us in terms of pricing, turnaround time, certification proof, match, etc.
  2. You apply for the grant
  3. You follow-up on the grant
  4. If you secure funds, let us know and we will send you a contract and quote
  5. Once the funds are released to you, we will get to work!
  6. You pay us half the funds at the signing of the contract and the other half at the completion of the work
  7. Celebrate!

Let’s collaborate: advokate.net/date

Caitlin Stedman
caitlin@advokate.net

In addition to be Advokate's Operations & Communications Associate, I own the film production company Snarky Aardvark Films, LLC, in Queensbury where I live with my furbaby Vinny. Helping people succeed in a way that aligns with their values is my passion. I enjoy planning and executing anything clients may need to thrive. My work experience is varied but it all centers around community interaction and project management. Being a filmmaker, contracts, invoices and schedules take up a lot of my time but I delve into the creative side as well. My films have allowed me to bring nuanced characters to life while exploring my environment in ways that deeper connect me to my corner of the world.