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Online Database Connects Community Nonprofits with Grantors

Because many donors are not aware of the nonprofits operating in their community and nonprofits often lack resources to promote their activities to the public, the Arizona Community Foundation (ACF) created a virtual online marketplace for grantors and grantees accompanied by a generic online grant application to facilitate grantmaking. Lodestar provided one of the lead grants to develop the system software, which enabled nonprofits to: 1) post organizational information on a website for viewing by funders; and 2) apply for grants using the common grant application. ACF subsequently sold the system to a for-profit entity that is marketing the product nationally.

Grant Information

Grant Amount: $100,000

Year Granted: 2001

Grantee: Arizona Community Foundation

Location: AZ - Arizona

Grantee Website: Arizona Community Foundation