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Grants and Scholarships

Grant Hacks

  • Before writing a proposal, call the granting organization to ask if the project you are looking to fund is a good match for the grant.
  • If there are other organizations in your area serving the same need, consider contacting them about collaboration on grant proposals.
  • Talk with program officers of foundations in your state.  If they can't fund your project, they may know of other funders who can.
  • Avoid changing the mission of your project or organization to meet the parameters of a grant.

Philanthropy Web Sites

Grant Funding Sources at UAA

Following are the instructions for accessing the PIVOT grants database.

  1. On the PIVOT website, click on “Sign up” (upper right hand corner) to create an account. 
  2. Complete all fields.  For "Affiliated Member Institutions," select University of Alaska Anchorage.
  3. Click on "Create my account."  You will receive an email with a validation link to confirm PIVOT registration.
  4. Click on the validation link in the email message to gain access to PIVOT.

Training videos are also available.


Funding Resources on the Internet

Subject Guide

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Glossary of Grant Terms