Look before you leap – Factors to consider before accepting a grant
Abstract: Most nonprofits look to government and/or foundation grants to help finance goals. These grants are fundamental in expanding an organization’s reach. But organizations may find it difficult to quantify all the costs and benefits associated with a potential grant. Nonprofits that don’t do their research before accepting money could face problems down the road. This article summarizes the risks of blindly accepting grants, how administrative burdens can undermine a grant’s face value, and the possibility that expenses aren’t allowable or reimbursable under a grant.