Tuesday, November 23, 2010
There is one such organization which is a national venture capital firm currently managing $170 million of private equity investments.
Since forming its first fund this organization has played a leadership role in providing venture capital to more than 30 emerging technology companies.
This organization identifies its investments by partnering leading universities, research institutions and companies together and commercializing their technological advancements. Their portfolio of investments includes a concentration of early stage companies whose technologies address large, well recognized problems or transform existing health care and technology markets.
The fund's managers are committed to making their investments a long term success and bringing important new technologies to market.
The fund concentrates on the untapped markets of the Midwest and Southern California, but does exclude the strategic opportunities offered by the Bay Area and Boston.
For more information on the fund, click here.
You can also contact this organization by phone.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Do you need help with paying your hospital bill?
Last year one organization provided over $75,000 in grants for more than 100 individual applicants! The grant program was put in place to help eligible patients pay their hospital bills. So far this year, the organization has paid over $20,000 in grants that benefited 57 patients!
However the number of applicants has been far exceeding the amount of money that the organization can give.
This particular grant program is funded by a trust fund's will. The terms of the will stipulated that the interest from the trust be used "to help pay for operations and hospital attendance for poor and needy persons at the organization's namesake hospital.
There's now a formal application process and income guidelines to determine who is eligible to be considered for a grant.
To find out more about this grant program and its eligibility requirements, just click here.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
One of the ways that you can indirectly get a grant is if you have some field of expertise you may be able to hire yourself out as a consultant of some kind!
Many municipalities receive government grants for financial support when they have problems that they have to take care of.
For instance one area will be receiving a $250,000 grant so that they will be able to hire a consultant to help reduce energy consumption and costs in the area.
This grant comes from leftover federal stimulus money that was distributed last year.
This grant program is to help benefit a number of towns in one area. The consultant that the grant program will pay for will either be a consulting firm or an individual who for will spend one day each week in one of the towns. The position will last for two years and will be at no cost to the taxpayer.
One of th town councilman said he would like to see some report from the town on the progress of the consultant. The town also said it would like to use the hiring of the consultant to help pursue other grants in the future.
Remember government grants really are free money that you do not have to pay back!