Make Change! Trust’s New Website Makes it Easier for Nonprofits to Apply for Grants

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After loosening the requirements to qualify for funding, Make Change! Trust officials now allow nonprofits to submit grant applications online.

The new website will help nonprofit organizations receive the funding they need to improve the world.

Make Change! Trust has launched a new website at MakeChangeTrust.org to provide a more interactive, user-friendly experience for nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding. Make Change! Trust also made the grant application process easier for nonprofits by loosening the requirements for qualifying for funding from the group.

“The new website will help nonprofit organizations receive the funding they need to improve the world,” said Mike Mann, the entrepreneur who formed Make Change! Trust. “This new site is going to open the door for many organizations that have been turned down by other groups. We know that through a simplified application process and with fewer limitations on who can apply, more great organizations will be empowered with the funding they need to do their work.”

The business best practices Mann used to form several successful for-profit ventures are central to the philosophy Make Change! Trust employs for granting funding to worthy nonprofits.

“Our mission is to use these best practices and efficiency to solve the world’s most critical humanitarian emergencies,” Mann explained. “Changing the world isn’t going to be easy, but it will be done.”

The new design of the website emphasizes the looser guidelines and how easy it is for some groups to receive funding from Make Change! Trust. Twice each year the trust awards grants to deserving nonprofit organizations. Grants are distributed in January and July. Applications for the money awarded in January must be received between June 2 and Dec. 1. The application window for the second granting cycle is Dec. 2 through June 1.

Make Change! Trust has given money to charities fighting diseases like malaria, cancer and AIDS. The group has also helped fund educational programs and other important charitable organizations. Make Change! Trust has millions of dollars in committed capital ready to be granted, and in the past year has given hundreds of thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations serving the group’s mission. Learn more about that mission at MakeChangeTrust.org and MikeMann.com.

“We are always looking to help nonprofits with a driven management team and a focus on populations in need,” said Lori Gilson, a Make Change! Trust trustee.

Make Change! Trust recently partnered with a non-governmental organization in Liberia that is working to end child prostitution in the war-torn West African nation. Liberia has one of the lowest rates of child literacy in the world, and funding Lifting Liberia received from Make Change! Trust will help young West African families send their kids to school.

“Seeing the difference funding from Make Change! Trust has made in the lives of countless people around the world has been humbling and exhilarating,” Gilson said.

Those who visit to the new website will see success stories from nonprofits that have received funding from Make Change! Trust, and the impacts grants from Make Change! Trust have had on the lives of people who are struggling. Organizations that have received funding from the group include: Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Save the Children.

“With this new website we’ll be able to show more nonprofits what is possible when the right resources are available to them,” Gilson said.

Groups may now apply for funding directly from the Make Change! Trust website. Organizations know immediately if they qualify, without having to send a letter of inquiry, which shortens the application process.

“Unlike many charitable trusts, we do not require a minimum amount to apply,” Mann said. “By doing this we are able to get more money to the organizations that need it most and ultimately help more people.”

About Make Change! Trust

Make Change! Trust donates hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to support innovative technology and charitable works, helping fight diseases like cystic fibrosis, AIDS, cancer, malaria and autism. Make Change! Trust is also committed to assisting nonprofits that are appropriately leveraging technology, studying and sharing best practices, and growing online and offline communities. By donating to and assisting nonprofits, the trust helps people from around the world who are struggling with serious and life-threatening situations. Visit MakeChangeTrust.org for more information.

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