USA Grants Banner

I would like to open a non profit organization for sickle cell. Is there help for funding a nonprofit?

asked 2015-03-28 01:22:14 -0800

updated 2015-04-02 15:30:57 -0800

Nancy gravatar image

I'm a 45 yr old disabled black woman. I'm in the process of opening a  nonprofit organization for sickle cell in Iowa & other mid- west  locations.  I'm having a problem with  funding. Can you suggest where to find help raising funds for a new nonprofit?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 answer

Sort by » oldest newest most voted

answered 2015-04-02 15:46:21 -0800

Nathan gravatar image

First, I'd like to applaud your efforts! This is an excellent cause and I hope you can find the funding you are looking for.

I don't know if you have already gone through the legal & tax process of starting a nonprofit. If you have not, be aware that it is not an easy task, especially if you want to be an official 501(c)(3) --- which is necessary if you want to have people's donations be tax-deductible (and donors definitely want that!). You can find plenty of guidance and advice about going through this process online. There are a number of books on this topic on Amazon (including a Nonprofit Kit for Dummies!), and and provide both legal and business information.

I'm not aware of any grants for starting a sickle cell nonprofit (I'm sure you know there are already a lot of them) --- but you might be able to make use of "crowdfunding" to raise your funds from interested people through the internet. It's used a lot for people starting a business or wanting to so something artistic (publish a book, create a music cd, stage a play, etc) -- you can click here to learn more about crowdfunding. You should also check out nolo's article about using crowdfunding to raise money for your nonprofit.

Best of luck to you!

edit flag offensive delete link more