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Frequently Asked Questions - The Leading Grant Resource

We are the #1 website for Canada and the USA featuring more than 26,550 current grants, funding opportunities, awards, contracts, and archived grants (that will soon be available again) from foundations, corporations, federal, state, and local government funding sources.

What makes unique from other sites?

• We add and update new grants, and archive past due, daily.

• We have exceptional customer service – phone, chat, and email.  Our support office is here for you Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (EST).

• We accommodate the varying needs of our individual and multiple users through our research and web development staff.

• Our grant detail pages include "presentation quality" information, suitable for board meetings. They include eligibility, geographic focus, the estimated size of the grant, pre-application information, grant summary, funding source contacts, and URLs for grant applications (RFPs).

Where do we find so many grants?  Our team of dedicated GrantWatch researchers and grant associates, publish the newest grants and letters of inquiry (daily) and archive the grants with past funding dates. Government agencies, foundations, and corporations post the details of their funding opportunity for free) through our dedicated portal, List a Grant located in the footer.

Frequently Asked Questions:  
Have a question? Check out the answers below, or contact us for further information.

1. What is GrantWatch?

GrantWatch is a recognized leader in the field of Grant Services and has been featured on CBS News, Entrepreneur, and Forbes. We strive to be the one-stop source for reputable, reliable, and up-to-date grant search information. If you are looking to secure grants for nonprofits, businesses, or individuals, GrantWatch is the place to start. 


2. How is GrantWatch different from other grant websites?

We are a subscription-based website. GrantWatch has developed a proprietary grant searching engine and was awarded the highest rating by TopConsumerReviews in both 2019 and 2020.


3. Why does GrantWatch charge a fee?

There is no fee to apply for grants, but there is a membership fee required to use our service. A limited number of grants are publicly listed on Government websites such as the Small Business Administration, Federal Grants, and State Grants. GrantWatch has created an extensive database, listing all these grants in a single, comprehensive directory. While we list all government grants available, this only amounts up to less than 30% of our database, with the remaining 70% of grants coming from foundations and corporation sources - which would otherwise be difficult to locate. The daily database updates make this service truly exceptional: listings are kept current and are archived when they expire. 


4. How do I find grants?

We also have a series of short tutorial videos you can view on how to find grants and better navigate our website here, including:

Free Member & Non-Member Tutorial

MemberPlus+ Tutorial


5. What is the difference between a Member and a MemberPlus+?

Free Members will be able to preview a brief synopsis of all grants on our database, making it an ideal way to see if GrantWatch is for you. You will not be able to view the full grant details, which include the eligibility requirements, contact information, and application. You will be able to use other features available such as your grant search history and adding grants to your calendar Become a Free Member here and receive e-newsletters about the latest grants available in your area.

A MemberPlus+ (paid subscriber) will receive access to the full utilization of the website including the full grant information, the keyword search filter, and priority assistance with our grants specialists. Become a MemberPlus+ user here.


6. Can I search for grants by location?

GrantWatch can filter search results by State, however, we are currently unable to filter by specific counties or cities at this time. Our database includes grants for all 50 USA states, US territories, Canada, as well as some International.

To help find grants in your state/province, we have subsites for each location. This does not restrict you, and you will have the full utilization of You do not need to purchase multiple-subscriptions to access all the locations. If you select a country, such as the United States or Canada, it may cancel out grants specific to certain states/provinces. We recommend selecting your state or province. To learn how to find grants based on your location, please watch our tutorial video.


7. Do you have grants for Africa?

We specialize in grants for the USA and Canada, but we also have some International grants listed. We do not specialize in grants for Africa at this time. We recommend contacting your local government, nonprofit organizations, and/or ministries for assistance.


8. Do you have grants for individuals?

We have grants available to individuals such as: researchers, scientists, post-graduate students, IHE staff, teachers, educators, writers, filmmakers, artists, healthcare professionals, veterans, and business owners

For general financial assistance, please visit or dial 211 on your phone for more assistance programs. To learn more about disability grants, visit:


9. Do you have grants available to help start or grow my business?

Yes, we do have grants available and they can be found using these keywords:
• Grants specific to
• Grants specific to Startups
While most grants are for supporting your organization's projects, programs, activities, and research, there are some grants available for operation costs, marketing, and development. We add new grants daily, so it may be worthwhile bookmarking these links and checking back regularly.


10. Can I search for grants based on my recipient type?

Yes, we have filters available to help narrow down your search.

• Grants for Nonprofits:
• Grants for Small Businesses:
• Grants for Individuals:

Once you click on the link above, select your 'Location' by choosing your State (if you select a country, such as the United States or Canada, it may cancel out grants specific to certain states/provinces.) Then, use the 'Category' dropdown menu available to filter your grant interests. We highly recommend selecting only one location and one category at a time for the most efficient results. 

To learn how to find grants based on your recipient type, please watch our tutorial video.


11. Can I search for grants by my industry type?

Grant searches can be filtered for over 50 categories, including; Arts and Culture, COVID, Financial Assistance, Nonprofits, Individuals, Small Business, and grants for Women, among many others. The category list on the right-hand side of the GrantWatch site allows you to choose from additional categories at any time.

Grants that are applicable to you may be found in multiple categories. For example, a school teacher may find relevant grants in the following categories: Education, Teachers, Elementary Education, Children, and Awards.


12. How do I use the keyword search filter?

A MemberPlus+ subscription is required to access the keyword search filter. Please keep in mind that you may need to broaden your search terms if you are not finding adequate results. We do not provide a boolean search at this time. For example, if you are a teacher searching for ‘iPads’, try using different keywords such as ‘classroom equipment’ and be sure to check the Keyword Phrase (Exact Match) box available. 

We highly recommend watching our tutorial on how to narrow your grant search using the Keyword Search Filter.


13. Can I save my search filters?
You are unable to save your search filters at this time. You can save a particular grant to your grant calendar, email it, print it, save it as a PDF file, or share it on social media. Please watch our tutorials to learn how to do this.


14. How do I search for a grant using the Grant ID Number?
If you are searching for a particular grant, please identify the unique six-digit grant ID number which is unique to all grants listed on  Click on the 'Search for a Grant' tab and make sure all fields are cleared, including your location. Simply enter the six-digit GrantWatch ID number and click 'apply filters. The grant you are seeking will then appear. You can watch this demonstration in our video tutorial series.


15. Can I arrange my results by the newest date or the amount awarded?
You are unable to arrange your search results by the newest date or amount at this time. The information for the grant award amount is disclosed at the discretion of the funding source. Sometimes the grant funder may not disclose this information. 


16. How can I view the full grant details?

While thousands of qualified and verified grants are available for preview on GrantWatch a MemberPlus+ subscription is required to access the full grant details, including eligibility and application details.

You may also be interested in viewing our Archived Grants to view how GrantWatch provides full, comprehensive details for each funding opportunity and grant application. 


17. How do I find my grant search history?

Simply click on “My Account” in the top right corner once you’ve logged in, and in the dropdown menu select “My Grant Views”. Learn How to View Your Grant Search History and Add Grants to Your Calendar.


18. Am I eligible for grants?

Each grant has its own eligibility guidelines and criteria. Upgrade to a  MemberPlus+ subscription to view the full grant details. We recommend that you preview the grants on our database before signing up, to see if GrantWatch is for you. If you have any particular questions regarding your eligibility, and if it is not listed once you become a MemberPlus+ user, please contact the grant funder directly.


19. Do you help with applying for grants?

GrantWatch is exclusively a grant listing database and search engine. We are unable to help with the application process, including LOI's or RFP's. We do offer FREE grant resources to help businesses and nonprofits. These include sample documents, grant application toolkit, legal support, glossary, and funding terms. Please visit our Resources Page.


20. Will I need a grant writer?

Each grant has a different application process. Some applications are simple and designed to be completed without the need for a grant writer. Typically, however, larger sum grants require a more extensive application process. We recommend hiring a grant writer if you are not comfortable completing the grant application process yourself. You may also be interested in reading how to increase your chances of being awarded a grant.


21. Do you have grant writers available?

We recommend the services of, which is a sister-site of GrantWriterTeam is a separate business from GrantWatch and they charge their own separate fees. A GrantWatch subscription will not give you access to Grant writers set their own hourly fees, ranging from $40 USD per hour and up. To contact or find out more about GrantWriterTeam, please visit their website.


22. How quickly will I receive a grant I’ve applied for?

Every funding source has its own timeline and method of disbursing grants. If the information is not listed when you view the grant listing, it is best to contact the grant funder directly for further information. If you are seeking immediate funds, we strongly recommend you consider creating a fundraising campaign with - a crowdfunding platform that can help you raise money for your nonprofit or registered small business.


23. How much does GrantWatch cost?

GrantWatch offers four payment tiers starting from $18.00 USD based on the length of your subscription: weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual.

  • 1 Week/7 Days Access - $18.00 USD

  • 1 Month/30 Days Access - $45.00 USD

  • Quarterly/90 Days Access - $90.00 USD

  • Annual/365 Days Access - $199.00 USD

This premium subscription entitles users to refine their searches with the featured keyword search filter. Additionally, subscribers have access to the GrantWatch online support to assist you in finding grants tailored to your needs. All time starts from the date of purchase. We are unable to take credit card information over the phone. Find plans and pricing available here.


24. What is the cost of multiple-user subscriptions and licenses?

Please contact us for a custom quote for multiple-user licenses.


25. If I decide to upgrade my subscription, can the payment I've already paid be applied to the new subscription?

If you decide to upgrade on the same day of your purchase, you will be automatically refunded for your original payment. We always recommend to trial our services by either:
Touring our archives to see how we display grants in full detail
• Purchasing the 1-week subscription for $18.00 (make sure to turn off your auto-renew)
• Donating $5.00 or more to any crowdfunding campaign on to redeem a free 1-day pass to (instructions on how to redeem this offer will be sent to your email, check your spam folder if you do not receive it in your inbox).


26. Do you have testimonials?

Yes, please click here to view testimonials from our customers. You can view our recent reviews on Facebook and Google. You can also view our Media Page to see our latest press coverage and news interviews from respected news sources.


27. Will my subscription renew automatically?

Your subscription will renew automatically unless you have turned off the auto-renew option in your ‘My Account’ dashboard, once you have logged in. You can also turn off your subscription by contacting us.


28. What to do if I can’t log in to my account?

Here are some helpful troubleshooting tips:

• Ensure you are using the correct email address (the address you used to sign up).
• Resetting your password (check your spam folder if it's not in your email inbox)
• Ensure your subscription is still active.
• Refreshing your page.
• Clear the cache and cookies on your browser.
• Try logging in through a different browser (Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari).

If you are still experiencing further difficulties, please contact us immediately.


29. How do I cancel my membership?

Simply turn off the auto-renew option in your ‘My Account’ dashboard, and your subscription will not renew. You can also cancel your membership by contacting us.


30. Why am I having trouble making a payment?

We offer x2 different payment gateways. If your payment does not process on one gateway, please try using the alternative gateway. The system will not charge you twice.

Depending on where you are located,  debit, prepaid, or corporate credit cards may not process successfully. Please double-check to ensure your billing information matches the exact information on your credit card, especially if you are using a business card, or alternatively, you can use another credit card.  For all annual payments of $199.00, a check will also be accepted as an alternative payment method. Please wait at least an hour before turning off your auto-renew so your payment does not get canceled out. 


31. How can I change my personal information on my account?

You can change your password, update your personal preferences, unsubscribe from our email list, and turn off your auto-renew, at any time in your 'My Account' dashboard after you have successfully logged in. You can also view your grant history and your grant calendar in the 'My Account' dropdown menu, located on the top right-hand corner beneath the social media icons. If you wish to update your username or email address, please contact us. 


32. How can I change my credit card information?

Once you have successfully logged into your account, visit your 'My Account' dashboard and turn off your auto-renew if you haven't already done so. You can then proceed to 'Pricing and Plans', to choose the subscription of your choice and enter your new credit card information. Any current time will rollover and be credited to your account. You may want to choose this option closer to the expiry date of your current subscription.


33. How can I add another user to my account?

You are unable to add a secondary user to your account unless you have purchased a multiple-user license, however, you can share your username and password at your discretion.


34. How can I be added to your email list?

If you wish to join our email list and receive our free weekly newsletter, please sign up here. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive our emails in your inbox within 7 days.


35. How can I contact GrantWatch?

We are based in Florida and are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM - 6 PM. You can reach us during these hours at (561) 249-4129. A live grant specialist is also available to chat on the GrantWatch website during our office hours. Otherwise, please email us at or fill out our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


36. Do you offer any free trials or promos for nonprofits?

Our pricing is the same for everyone regardless of your organization. GrantWatch offers the Archives as a Free Trial, with no credit card required for signup. This gives you a risk-free way to review archived (expired) grants to become familiar with how we post the current grants in full detail.

Current Promotional Offers:

1 • Get 24 hours of full access - when you donate $5.00 or more to any fundraising campaign on  You will receive an email (check your spam folder if you do not receive it in your inbox) which will include instructions on how to activate your free trial.

2 • Get one-month FREE when you purchase an annual subscription – that’s 13 months for the price of 12 months. After your purchase, please email so that we may credit your account accordingly with the bonus time.

Our MemberPlus+ tutorial video also allows you to have a great insight into what you will be able to utilize.


37. What is your refund policy?

You may cancel your account at any time in your 'My Account' dashboard (under your name when you are logged in – top right corner), and no further amounts will be charged to your credit card. However, you are responsible for any amounts already charged to your credit card or PayPal account.

Refund Policy: Please note that we sell intangible knowledge and information. We do not bear any responsibility and therefore we do not satisfy any refund/return/exchange requests based on an individual or a company finding or not finding a grant for a particular need. Our grant research department works diligently to locate and post new funding opportunities. We have no control as to which grant will be available.

Refunds: is a pay-as-you-go service. Therefore, we do not issue refunds, even if you cancel immediately after your credit card is charged for the new billing period. If you decide to cancel during any term of 3 months or one year or more,  that you have paid for – we will refund based on a $45 USD per month for any month or partial months. No future charges will then be applied to your credit card.

We treat all customers equally, so we do not make exceptions to this policy.


The grants search engine is now ready to provide your organization with new access options for your staff, members, or patrons. You can offer your building patrons access, incorporate a subscription with your organization's membership, or give your in-house staff or faculty the "search engine that gets results".  You can also provide our free weekly updates with these new licenses with a collaborative logo and heading.

  • Multiple User ID Licenses
  • Library IP License (for limited or unlimited simultaneous users)

Let's schedule some talk time to review your unique multiple subscription or library license needs. Once we speak, we will be able to design a plan for your organization. You will find that our bottom line is not the dollar, but meeting the needs of your staff, members, and patrons.


GrantWatch offers discounts to organizations that purchase 3 or more annual subscriptions. Associations or lead organizations may want to attach a free subscription or a reduced rate to their membership fee. You may be a school district and want to provide subscriptions to all the individual schools.  Perhaps you are a large hospital or university and need multiple memberships for individuals within the organization with different job titles.  With annual multiple user ID licenses, subscribers can search GrantWatch for funding opportunities whilst in the office and at home, after hours.  Request a quote or call 561 249-4129.


Organizations can provide simultaneous limited or unlimited user access to all patrons within the building with site-wide access when using the same or multiple or a proxy IP address. This access can increase the flow of patrons at a library or provide easy access to all within a large institution. Pricing is negotiated case-by-case, based on the organization type and the anticipated size of web traffic by staff or patrons.  Request a quote or call 561 249-4129.


More GrantWatch Statistics:  

New grants are added daily. These statistics are in real-time:

1,063 New Grants Posted on (in the last 7 days).

26,550 Grants in Our Database including nonprofit grants, government grants, small business grants, and individual grants. 

15,883 Archived Grants. These past-due grants are archived daily. After careful review, they are brought back on the site when they become current nonprofit grants, small business grants, and/or individual grants.


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