Type of support: Refers to the specific forms of funding an organization is willing to give.
Awards/Scholarships/Fellowships: Grants to educational institutions and/or educational support organizations for scholarship, award or fellowship programs. The donee then distributes the funds through their own programs.
Building funds: Funds provided for the construction and/or renovation of buildings.
Capital expenses: Funds provided for endowment purposes, buildings, construction, or equipment.
Commercial/for-profit financing: A loan or funding used for for-profit initiatives or activities that will generate a profit outside of or unrelated to a donee's/charity’s established mission or purpose.
Deficit financing: Funds to reduce the recipient organization's indebtedness.
Emergency funds: A one-time grant to cover immediate short-term funding needs on an urgent basis.
Endowment funds: Funds intended to be kept permanently and invested to provide income for continued support of the organization.
Equipment funds: Funds to purchase equipment, furnishings, or other materials.
Funding for advocacy/awareness activities: Funds provided for efforts to reach out to the general public or specific groups to make them aware of the organization or a specific program, event or cause supported by the organization. Can also refer to funds provided for advocacy in the public arena to influence policy or allocation of resources.
Funding for political purposes/lobbying: Funding provided specifically for the purposes of supporting a political party or public office holder (outside of advocating for an organization’s general mission or purpose), OR for use in lobbying activities, which includes paid involvement with public office holders for advocacy/consultation involving a specific policy, bill, grant, contribution, or contract.
Funding for religious purposes: Funds provided to faith-based organizations or places of worship for programs or projects rooted in religion or religious practices (which may also require projects to benefit the larger community).
In-kind donations: Non-monetary donations to organizations, including donated equipment, land, facility space, staff time or products.
Marketing/advertising costs: Support for activities that promote, sell, distribute, and communicate the value of a product or service, including advertising and branding.
Matching funds: A grant that is made to match funds provided by another donor.
Multi-year funding: Funds provided for several consecutive years, often to support a program or project.
One-time initiatives: Funds provided for an initiative that is time-sensitive and which only occurs once. The one-time initiative may be tied to a specific date (such as an anniversary, a holiday, or a time-sensitive program).
Pilot funding: Support for new and untried projects or programs that are being tested for feasibility or proof-of-concept.
Professional/consulting fees: Funds provided to organizations for professional staff support or to consult an outside source on a project or to evaluate services.
Program funding: Support for an ongoing program with defined parameters and an indeterminate end date.
Project funding: Funding provided for an initiative with stated outcomes and specific start and end dates.
Research funding: Funds provided to cover the costs of research, research infrastructure, or research networks, including investigations and clinical trials.
Retroactive funding: Funding provided for a program or project whose start date has already passed.
Seed/start-up funding: A grant used to start a new project or organization. Seed grants may cover salaries and other operating expenses of a new project.
Special project funding: Funds provided for a project that is new or outside typical projects for an organization, or is tied to specific parameters like a specific date, anniversary, or funding push.
Sponsorships: Typically associated with corporate grantmakers, sponsorships comprise contributions to organizations for events or programs combined with a public endorsement of the organization by the funder.
Support for conferences/seminars: Funds provided to cover the expenses of hosting a conference, seminar, or workshop.
Support for fundraising: Funds provided for the support of an organization’s fundraising efforts and/or strategy.
Support for operating costs/overhead: Funds to cover the regular personnel, administrative costs, and other expenses for an existing program or project.
Technology funds: Funds to purchase, upgrade, or support technological hardware, software, and other needs.
Travel: Funds provided for costs associated with travel (can be related to events, conferences, speaker fees, external meetings, programs, etc.)