As we quickly approach the first anniversary of Grants For Creators (GFC), I’m in awe of how much we’ve accomplished.
I don’t share much about my personal life here, but I had a baby last year, and he is the inspiration for launching this newsletter.
While I procrastinated for six months, one sleepless night, Baby K insisted I get to work (he had a very demanding personality even in the womb). Within three days, Grants For Creators was born.
As a former Grants Manager who quit her job to pursue podcasting, blogging, and podcast coaching full-time, I would have never imagined utilizing my grants-finding skills to serve thousands of creators.
More than sharing funding opportunities and helping you save hours on research time, this newsletter is changing the conversation. Creators are starting to envision themselves as small businesses worthy of applying for all different types of funding.
Some of us even secured funding last year, like Janina, who won a $25,000 grant spotted in this newsletter to produce another In Those Genes Podcast season.
Talk about powerful!
And you know what…
We are just getting started.
As a recap, here’s a run down of our 2022 highlights:
We launched Grants For Creators on January 25, 2022.
Over 2,000 subscribers joined our newsletter in 2022.
We shared 655+ grants in 2022. Thousands of funding opportunities crossed our desks.
We created (6) playlists to highlight specific opportunities for particular groups of people and/or types of crafts, including:
These playlists are available exclusively to our paid subscribers. Support our work by subscribing to GFC for $5 per month or $60 per year.
We expanded our team by hiring (2) team members, a Grants Researcher and Grants Coordinator.
We hosted (2) community events: a co-working session for paid subscribers and an “Ask Me Anything” session about finding grants -- catch the replay here (exclusive to paid subscribers only).
Danielle was invited to Substack Grow, a program for writers to explore growth strategies.
Danielle was invited to speak at FinCon and AIRMedia about her process for finding and securing funding opportunities. Invite Danielle to speak at your event by contacting email@example.com.
Danielle was featured on The Side Hustle Show with Nick Loper and Audience by Castos. Invite Danielle to be a guest on your show by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover the inspiration for launching Grants For Creators on Danielle’s podcast, The Thought Card, an award-winning and 4x grant-funded affordable luxury travel and travel finance podcast — listen to that episode here.
Grants For Creators was featured in various newsletters like Black Podcasters Association, Creator Wizard, On the Side by Girlboss, Podnews, HMI, Podcasting Seriously, Black Podcasting Awards, and Afros & Audio.
We launched the Intro to Grants For Creators workshop ($17) for those looking to learn the fundamentals of grants and why they should consider this funding mechanism as creators.
What do we have planned for 2023?
More playlists for Latinx, persons with disabilities, and journalists, to name a few.
We’ve partnered with Melissa Wetzel, CFRE, to host a grant writing workshop in January 2023. Sign up for Introduction To Business Grant Writing ($97).
Join us live on Thursday, January 19th, at 7 pm EST or Tuesday, January 24th, at 1 pm EST. The replay will also be available within 72 hours, and you can access this resource as often as you like afterward.
Danielle will speak about finding grants for podcasters inside Podcast Marketing Academy.
We will regularly share interviews with inspiring creators and small business owners who recently won grant funding, highlighting their best practices and grant-writing tips. Did you recently win a funding opportunity you first discovered through our newsletter? We would love to feature you. Email: email@example.com.
Partnerships: We’re partnering with incredible brands in the grants and creator space.
We will continue to host quarterly community events. Stay tuned for our next event for Q2 (April to June). If there’s an event you’d like to see, reply to this email or leave us a comment with your ideas! Book club? Co-working session? Vision board party?
Cheers to an incredible year ahead 🎉
Danielle Desir Corbett
Founder of Grants For Creators | Podcaster | Writer & Author | Podcast Marketing Coach
Congrats! Happy Anniversary Danielle & Team GFC