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Attachments Needed For Funding Proposals
IRS determination letter
Organizational budget for the current/upcoming year – should be approved by your Board
YTD financial statements: Profit-Loss; Balance Sheet
Audits/financial reviews for preceding two years
990s returns for preceding year
Support/commitment letters; MOUs; relevant contracts/agreements
Organizational brochure; annual report; or other program or marketing literature
Photos (high resolution; signed release forms on file for anyone depicted in photos)
The Texas Grants Resource Center can help Central Texas grant seekers to get useful details on funders who are likely to support your mission.
Austin ISD Office of Innovation and Development has fundraising/grant resources and information as well.
Starting a Business
In Texas, you can register your business quickly and easily at the SOS Direct website
Nonprofit organizations seeking to become exempt under IRS section 501(c)(3) can complete the Streamlined 1023-EZ Form at Pay.gov in far less time than it used to take, with a quicker turnaround to get your IRS determination letter. Note: You will be asked to register with a form of payment, which will be used to collect your filing fee at the end of the application. The user fee for (long/regular) Form 1023 is $600. The user fee for Form 1023-EZ is $275.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has a variety of resources, including easy-to-follow guidance on how to plan, launch, manage and grow your business, funding opportunities, government contracting, and more.
When serving a diverse community, language translation is critical to connect with a variety of stakeholders. The following agency provides translation services at a discount for community nonprofits:
Texan Translation (translation and interpretation)
Grants For Women is a PDF compiled of grants that focus on assisting women in business.
Did you know?
48% of CEOs transition jobs in 5 years or less – 74% transition in 10 years or less.
Do you have a plan for continuity?
1 CEO Tenure Rates, Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, February 2018. https://corpgov.law.harvard.edu/2018/02/12/ceo-tenure-rates/