Grants To You

Volunteers Assisting Nonprofits With Their Grant Writing


Jul 8, 2013: Change is inevitable
We would never have believed that we could or would return to Southern California, yet we did it and we love it. Prescott was 11 years of wonderful but being back home is turning out to be more so. Grants To You continues with more emphasis being placed right here in Ventura County where our first chapter is located. We are enjoying re-contacting with friends and nonprofit/business associates in an effort to grow the name of Grants To You and assure full classes. That said, we are seeking an instructor as a part of our plan to move forward working with Area Coordinator Elaine Aldrete. I feel a bit like Kobe Bryant...nothing will stop me.

Jan 29, 2013: (2) New Chapter & Website
We are moving forward at breakneck speed. Come join us in our quest to help nonprofits help those in need.    Read More -->

Jul 8, 2010: Grants To You receives $4,000
Grants To You(GTU)is proud to announce that the Wells Fargo Foundation has recognized GTU's work helping communities and awarded it $4,000. This is the third award we have received from Wells Fargo, with the first two coming from Wells Fargo Community Partners totaling $9,000. The new funding will be used to update the GTU online research and writing class.

Mar 31, 2010: Guidestar and Ning Networking Sites
More Information about Grants To You    Read More -->

Nov 21, 2009: New Online Chapters Announced
Grants To You will be forming online chapters throughout the U.S. whose focus will be on promoting the recently launched online class and classes that will follow. As of November 21, 2009 online chapters are being formed in Bloomington,Colorado, Northern, AZ, Bullhead City, AZ and North Orange County, CA. Please contact Paul at if you are interested in joining the GTU family by forming an online chapter in your community.

Apr 8, 2009: Jason Sanchez Supervises $5M in Service Learning Grants
As a result of these experiences with grants and others such as serving as a grant reviewer for the Case Foundation, I one of 15 youth accepted on the State Farm Insurance Youth Advisory Board. This board is comprised of 30 youth that represent the United States and Canada. Our job is to grant $5,000,000 a year to service-learning projects.    Read More -->

Apr 26, 2008: Non-Profit Status
I am pleased to announce that The Lifespan Foundation dba Grants To You has received its tax exemption from the IRS under the 501c3 code. That will give GTU more opportunities to win grants to help finance its ever expanding operations.

Apr 18, 2009: Funds Raised - Yavapai County Chptr
Since September, 2002, the graduates of the Yavapai County, AZ chapter have raised in excess of $450,000 at no cost to either the volunteer student or to the benefiting agency.

Mar 31, 2006: Saratoga, NY, New Chapter-March 31, 2006
Grants To You is pleased to announce the formation of a new Grants To You chapter in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY. As of the end of January, the chapter had held three classes and graduated over 60 volunteers. Paul Baskin, the founder of Grants To You and his wife Shirley, the start up coordinator for new chapters flew to Saratoga Springs to meet the Advisory Council, non-profit leaders and other citizens in the community. Welcome Saratoga!

Aug 30, 2005: National-Name Change
Grants R Us (GRU) is now Grants To You (GTU). After more than a year of trial and tribulation we have succeeded in obtaining a national, registered mark for Grants To You. This means that our chapters everywhere can use this name. Please note that the Home Pages of the existing chapters will be revised shortly to reflect the new name. We hope that this does not cause any undo hardship to our chapters.

Nov 3, 2004: Yavapai Cty-Student volunteers laud Grants To You
Jason Sanchez, 14 and Jessica Ksenzulak, 13 recently attended FREE Grants To You training.Sanchez, a member of the Youth Volunteer Corp. under Youth Count noted that he learned how to set up a grant, what the qualifications are to get a grant and how to judge them. Jason has applied for and received a grant from the Yavapai County Community Foundation to help finance the Change for Change program.

Aug 16, 2004: Easy to start and operate a chapter
The Grants To You WEB Site and its proven processes will facilitate start up. Teachers can be obtained from local colleges and high schools...they are typically grant managers; no special classroom is necessary to hold classes. No effort is required by the chapter to find non-profit agencies for volunteers...they have already been selected as the volunteer registers; class rosters are created by the WEB Site as students register; the annual budget for a chapter is around $1,500 covering 4 quarterly classes and generally comes for local clubs such as Lions. There are no start up costs other than a $100 licensing fee to pay for maintenance and upkeep of the WEB Site; follow up forms for quality are provided so that volunteers can make calls to agencies and graduates to determine the status of the volunteering and the results of their efforts; a Home Page is created for each chapter when formed and will immediately enable the local Program Coordinator to enter classes and receive on-line registrations.

Jun 15, 2008:    Read More -->