ABOUT OUR GRANT
Our “Best Friends” grant is offered 2x a year and offers $10,000 worth of web development, SEO or marketing services to registered 501(c)(3) groups doing great things.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Any approved 501(c)(3) can apply for a grant.
WHAT WILL A GRANT RECIPIENT RECEIVE?
It depends on the needs of the organization. We are offering the following services as part of our grant:
Search Engine Optimization
Content/Marketing Creation (infographics, marketing items etc)
Winner(s) will need to be willing to learn and be involved in the process to ensure the best result.
WHAT IF WE NEED MORE SERVICE THAN THE GRANT COVERS?
You can pay for additional services or custom work that may not be covered under your grant. We do reduce our rates for non profits. If you have a web development/marketing budget in place and can contribute to the project, be sure to note that in the application. This will have no affect on our decision making, but will help us better understand how we can best help you if you are chosen.
HOW WILL GRANT RECIPIENTS BE SELECTED?
Our selection process will be based on several criteria including the following:
1) Need of services by the applicant
2) The mission of the organization
3) How they hope to use the grant to be able to help others
HOW MANY GRANTS WILL BE GIVEN?
This is dependent on the number of applications received as well as the needs of those applicants. We may split the grant across several groups or offer it to 1 group – it will be solely based on the applications received and whom we feel could benefit the most from our services.
WHEN WILL THE GRANTED SERVICES BE PROVIDED?
Typically work will be completed by June 30th for our first grant enrollment period and December 20 for our second opportuntity. These dates may vary based on our client work load.
WHEN DO WE FIND OUT IF WE RECEIVED A GRANT?
Organizations that will be offered a grant will receive an email with the details of the grant including an outline of the services and grant amount value of those services. We will notify all recipients approximately 2-3 weeks after the application deadline.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
Lots of reasons! We love what we do and want to give back in the best way we know how. As we grow we hope to be able to more for more groups that need the help.
Read below for what inspired our “Best Friends” grant!
HOW DO WE APPLY?
Use the form on the right to submit an application.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?
The application deadline for the Fall 2017 grant is September 15, 2017.
WHAT IF WE APPLIED PREVIOUSLY?
If you have previously applied, then you do not need to apply again. Your information will be included in the next grant application process automatically.
WHO ARE YOUR PREVIOUS WINNERS?
ridewise.org – full redesign and development on WordPress
caregivervolunteers.org – home page redesign and interior page formatting
Our Fall 2017 grant application period is now closed.
Thank you to everyone that applied. Our next application will be available in the Spring of 2018, be the first to know by signing up for our newsletter in the footer or following us on Facebook!
Congratulations to the winners of our grant who have accepted their grant offers!
Al-Van Humane Society will receive a $3,000 grant for the redesign and development of their website in WordPress.
Erase Child Trafficking will receive a $7,000 grant for assistance with their Google Adwords grant, content strategy, SEO services and website enhancements.
We are excited to partner with both of these groups and look forward to helping them further their mission and messaging!
BEST FRIENDS GRANT – THE INSPIRATION!
Our grant was created to honor our best friends Ginger & Riley. The 2 dogs that inspired the brand 2 Dogs Media and who taught us what being a best friend is really about. Ginger passed away in March of 2016 and her sister Riley passed in August 2015.
Pit bull mixes adopted at 8 weeks, they never spent a day apart, they were the most purest form of what a best friend should be. They loved unconditionally, were loyal and trusting and brought us so many amazing memories over a span of 14-14.5 years. Because of them we became involved in animal welfare and that was our stepping stone into the non profit world.
We hope by creating this grant we can keep their spirits alive…by being a best friend to those that need it the most — non profit organizations.