You know Hastings Mutual offers insurance products — we talk about it almost every week here on “Mutual Understanding.” We also applaud the efforts of our independent insurance agent partners, who work in their own communities across our six-state region to support nonprofit organizations: specifically, organizations that help those in need.
What kinds of groups do our agent allies help? Recently, we’ve seen them assist:
How do you find organizations to support in your community? It may be as simple as turning on the TV or a quick online search for Doctors Without Borders, The Nature Conservancy, UNICEF, or other nonprofits that reach across the U.S. and around the world. If there’s a charitable or community foundation in your area, it has a list of recent grant recipients in your city and state that you can view online or by contacting the organization.
If you’re the one seeking a grant, you’ll have to write a grant proposal/application. The grantor — the organization you’re looking for money from — will ask for specific information. Besides the details (contact information, the amount of money that’s being asked for, etc.), you’ll probably need to include:
Helping your community by contributing money or by starting your own nonprofit where there’s a need is always important. There are thousands of organizations that are willing to contribute to a good cause — as long as you follow their rules.
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