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For not-for-profit projects, the major method to raise capital is through grants. Nearly all foundations and grant-funding organizations require that the grant be given to an organization NOT and individual. Some of these organizations are incorporated and reffered to as 501(c)3. Therefore, you will need to find an organization that would care about your project and be willing to handle the administrative aspects of the grant. Also, note that administrative fees are involved in managing a grant. Foundations expect administrative costs and they should be written into the budget. These are often referred to as indirect costs. See the "Price" tab for example of Rutgers indirect costs for grant administration.
Prepared by Ka-Neng Au, Business Librarian, this guide contains research strategies to find out what companies are doing in their communities and for the public in general. You may find a match between your proposal idea and the stated interests of a company in giving support.
A list of key offices specific to the Rutgers New Brunswick
If your proposal is intended to solve a problem at Rutgers--whether parking or the bus system or the dining halls or the residence halls or student life or academic programs--one of the administrative offices at the university might be your best patron. Here are two main resources:
The largest source of funding for medical research in the world. NIH has 27 separate institutes and centers, focusing on different aspects of health research. Rutgers received nearly $139,000,000 in research funding from NIH in FY 2015
Independent federal agency created "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" Funds a wide array of projects. In FY 2015, Rutgers received more than $55,000,000 in research support from NSF.
Determine the ownership of a company (public or private) by typing the company name in the "Quote Lookup" box. There is much more information available on public companies because they have to report their finances.
The resources below will help you find information about a particular company.
An excellent resource for business and financial research on non-publicly traded companies, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed, and international unlisted companies. The database currently includes profiles for over 900,000 companies, 20,000 private equity and venture capital firms and investors, and 100,000 private market deals.