Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are your clients?

Our clients range from young start-up non-profits with small budgets and volunteer staff to large well-established universities and healthcare institutions. The majority of our clients are in the arts, education, health, and human service sectors. 

When can we expect to receive funding?

Once a grant has been submitted it can take anywhere from 3-12 months to receive a response. The key is to have multiple solicitations going out on a regular basis to promote consistent funding over time. 

What is your success or award rate?

Because each non-profit is unique, the factors impacting award rates vary. This past year our average award rate was 65%, while the national average is estimated at 25%. 

What kind of return can we expect?

The return on investment among Pen to Paper clients varies.