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What Is a Foundation Grant?

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 12:13 PM

A foundation grant is free monetary assistance provided to individuals and small businesses by companies, citizens, government, and nongovernment organizations. The money awarded as a grant is meant to meet particular needs and is not required to be repaid. In this respect, a grant differs from a loan. A loan is money borrowed that must be repaid, generally with interest. Grants also cater to some basic needs of the impoverished, including food, shelter, and education.
The purpose of financial grants
Foundation grants attempt to improve the overall standard of living in a community. Foundation grants can be utilized for various purposes like improving the sanitary drainage system, maintaining hygiene, and proper disposal of toxic waste from different industries, etc.
Foundation grants are given to people who are in desperate need of charity. These grants also financially support people in various business endeavors.
The charity from various foundations not only provides financial support to needy people, but also grants funds to students who want to pursue undergraduate or higher education. These foundations also provide grants in the form of scholarships to meritorious students, generally as discounts on course fees or in the form of payments during internships or even for cracking difficult aptitude tests.
In the United States, many private foundations provide grants every year for educational and other purposes like helping the victims of natural disasters, providing financial aid to organizations that are in debt, etc. So if you are looking for a grant, do not hesitate. Get in touch with these foundations, get to know their terms and conditions, and then go head and apply for a grant!

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