Category - Grants

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The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax code defines tax-exempt organizations, and IRS code 501(c)(3) defines the rules that charitable tax-exempt organizations must follow. See for lots of gory details! Many grants...

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A formal request – an application – guides you to provide the specific information needed to determine if you qualify for and are the most competitive applicant to receive funding. Applications are used for virtually...

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Applied Research

Some grants are given to conduct applied research in order to solve real world problems with new technology: treat diseases, reduce energy consumption, increase industrial efficiency, and so on. Applied research is...

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In grant-speak, the award is the financial assistance you receive, not a trophy or a medal! It may be a no-strings-attached grant or it may be a contract. It can also be used as a verb, as in “we awarded a grant to ABC...

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Basic Research

While most businesses don’t receive grants for basic research – they tend to go to universities or specialized research organizations – this is pure pursuit of knowledge for its own sake rather than to solve a problem.

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Brick and Mortar

A grant targeted to fund buildings – either new construction or renovation – would be a brick and mortar project. For example the US EDA (Economic Development Administration) funds a lot of brick and mortar...

Financial Term


(Financial) The budget is a financial statement that estimates and details the planned income and expenses for a particular period of time. In some contexts the budget is just the expense line items without any...

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