How does OpenGrants work? What to expect when using OpenGrants
OpenGrants is a platform that is designed to simplify the process of finding and securing grants. Whether you are a nonprofit, a researcher, an entrepreneur, or an artist, OpenGrants is here to help you navigate the complex world of grant funding.
With OpenGrants, you gain access to a comprehensive database of (U.S.-based) grants from various sources, making it easier for you to find opportunities that align with your specific needs and goals. The platform provides powerful search tools that allow you to filter grants based on criteria such as location, funding amount, and application deadlines. This enables you to quickly identify the grants that are most relevant to you.
What is OpenGrants Pro?
In addition to the free plan, OpenGrants offers a Pro plan for $29 per month, which provides you with enhanced features and functionality. With the Pro plan, you can use power search filters to refine your search results. You also have the ability to save your searches and export the results to CSV for further analysis. Furthermore, OpenGrants just launched an advanced artificial intelligence engine that automatically matches you to relevant grants based on your profile and preferences.
OpenGrants Pro is also required to hire a grant writer. We do this because taking the leap to hire a grant writer is a big deal, and our experts' time is valuable. We want to make sure you're serious about taking the next step before getting in contact with them.
What else can I do with OpenGrants?
OpenGrants also offers a convenient way to hire grant writers through its Talent Finder feature. You can browse through profiles of experienced grant writers and send them a message detailing your specific requirements. The grant writer will then provide you with a proposal based on your needs, and once you accept the proposal and enter your billing information, they can start working on your project. Throughout the process, you can maintain open lines of communication with the grant writer to ensure that your needs are being met.
What compliance features does OpenGrants offer?
To simplify procurement and compliance, OpenGrants provides various features. For organizations that require it, downloadable W-9 tax documentation is available. Additionally, all messages sent over OpenGrants can be easily exported for record-keeping purposes. OpenGrants accepts both card and ACH payments via Stripe, ensuring a secure and convenient payment process. Moreover, OpenGrants takes care of all 1099 tax forms for freelancers, alleviating the administrative burden for both freelancers and organizations.
What's coming next?
OpenGrants is continually working on enhancing its platform and adding new features to support you in your funding journey. Their next feature will be an AI grant consultant who can help you learn about grant funding, understand which programs you're eligible for, and learn how to go about applying for them.
Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting updates to come.