If you have family foundations in your area you may be in luck. That is, if you can get your foot in the door.
In my geographic area, the secret to getting a grant from a family foundation is in building a relationship with a contact at the foundation. I suspect it’s that way everywhere.
I recently read a blog post from The Grantsmanship Center that deals with how to get make connections with family foundations. Give it a read and let me know if you have any successful secrets for creating relationships with family foundations.