Frequently Asked Questions
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%.
How much money do you raise?
This past year we raised more than $2.6 million for our clients! Our clients received an average of $214,000 in grant funding.
What kind of return can we expect?
The return on investment among Pen to Paper clients varies.