Love Doesn’t Stop at the Borders

Have you ever had that feeling that something was missing from your life? Or, do you have a little extra time on your hands each day, and you don’t know what to do with it?  Maybe you are like me and think ‘If only my spare room had a purpose.’ If any of these statements ring true for you, then I think you need an exchange student, or two!

I feel like a career host mom who can’t turn away a student in need of a home.  I am currently hosting two students, Anri from Japan and Vivian from Germany. They couldn't’t be more different from each other and from my own kids, but we live in perfect harmony.  And for that, I am thankful, especially for their parents.  Every day I think about calling Anri’s parents to thank them for raising someone so respectful, helpful and happy, but unfortunately, I don’t speak Japanese.  Vivian is independent, free, and fun.  Her mother has done an excellent job instilling confidence in her and teaching her the importance of building and maintaining good relationships.

However, what I really want to share is this: These students are helping me just as much as I am helping them.  I’ve got a car full of kids singing, laughing, sleeping, snap chatting, and speaking with enthusiasm about their day.  I’ve got a house full of athletes (which I love) who put in 100% effort at practices and games while managing homework and good grades.  My daughter has what she’s always wanted, a sister – make that a sorority! I get to be their forever host mom and hopefully leave them with a positive experience of what it’s like to be a mom in America who has a career, opens her home to others, and has fun.

I have four kids. I spend more on groceries, and I go to a lot of games, but this is us!  My husband and my son were reluctant to take in two students.  After all, living with four girls can sound a little frightening.  As predicted, we are now a happy family of 6.  My son always has someone to watch a movie with or play basketball with, and my husband gets to hear all of the crazy teen stories when he picks up the girls from school.  I don’t know if it was fate, or if my Local Coordinator is just good at finding me the best students, but it all happened to teach me a lesson about enjoying the little things and enjoying people. I definitely came out the winner. I recommend taking the leap and hosting an exchange student. In return, you may find your peace, love, and joy.

About Education, Travel & Culture: 

Education Travel & Culture is a non-profit [501(c)(3)] educational exchange organization. Its purpose is to promote international understanding and goodwill by providing high quality educational and cultural exchange programs in the United States and abroad. ETC provides inbound program opportunities for high school students throughout the world to study in an American high school and live with an American family. The ETC also organizes trips for exchange students to visit such destinations as The Grand Canyon, San Francisco, New York City and Hawaii. 

For more information, FAQs or to apply to become a host family visit or email Field Director, Brenda Ferland at





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Scholarships of up to $2,500 to British Columbia Jewish teens and young adults to defray the cost of attending qualified organized programs in Israel. 


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About the Author: Becky Z. is a career host mom living in AZ who can’t turn away a student in need of a home. She is currently hosting two exchange students, Anri from Japan and Vivian from Germany.


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In 2015, the US government awarded over 500 billion in funding to support ideas and projects to strengthen our communities as part of the federal grant program. Some initiatives are funded directly from the federal government agencies, while the funding for other initiatives is funneled through state and local governments. 

Government grant applications vary greatly, depending on who you are submitting an application to. A federal grant can be as heavy as 100 pages with an additional 100 pages of appendices, while a state or local grant may be just 5-7 pages in total. The number of allowable pages may also differ according to the agency within the federal, state or local government. 

Most community service grants are awarded by the federal government and offered strictly to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Depending on your mission, you may want to establish a nonprofit to better position yourself for grant eligibility. Inventions, construction and innovative technologies eligibility are inclusive of small businesses and for profit organizations. Religious organizations are eligible for grant funding under faith-based initiatives.

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Not all grants are federally funded. Many originate from state and local governments, as well as corporate, community and private foundations. Community and private foundations are formed by an individual, group or families, with a common mission to support philanthropic endeavors. Foundation grants are offered to nonprofits that will accomplish the mission of that foundation.

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In addition to posts of the latest articles published on, you will get information about what the newspaper has to offer. You will learn how it is organized and where to look for information pertinent to you!  You will see quotes from famous writers or personalities. In addition, you will be informed of the latest in grants news across the country!

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On various GrantNews feeds, you may see that we offer free publicity for nonprofits and small businesses. GrantNews copywriters love to interview and write about replicable programs from nonprofits across the nation. Here are some sample posts on Facebook:

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Why is About Us significant? If you would like to contribute one of your articles to the newspaper, just sign up as a writer and start your article (We call that a pitch.) You will then get a response from the editor at, within one business day.

Next, Grants FAQ Blog is’ own blog! Here, you’ll find articles about the need of writers for the newspaper. We are always looking for nonprofits or businesses to feature.

Then, there is Grant Writing. Here, you’ll come across articles that may help you write a grant or get a grant writer from (a sister-site of Most recently, you can learn how to search grants on, the anchor company for both GrantWriterTeam and

In Grants for Nonprofits, learn about the many categories in which grants are listed at as well as featured nonprofits or foundations. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of topics such as grants for aging/seniors, health, libraries, technology, and more.

In Grants for Small Business, pick up on business tips and check out available grants from, (another sister-site of Here, learn what to do as a startup or entrepreneur.

Personal Grants is a tab that takes you to articles about grants or stories about individuals or organizations pertinent to the nonprofit community. This tab could be useful for someone looking for a funding source or crowdfunding.

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In the Crowdfunding tab, learn all about how to start and promote your crowdfunding campaign. Learn about featured crowdfunding projects and more.

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Finally, Archived is a list of articles that have been archived because they contain information about grants that are passed due.

Now, you know how is organized and you should be comfortable navigating the website. Learn how to search for grants, apply for grants, and crowdfunding; Learn about featured nonprofits, foundations, small businesses and more!

So You Want FREE Publicity? is where nonprofits and small businesses can showcase their cause. They can discuss their programs and how they operate. The goal is to illustrate a replicable program so that someone in another state can do the same kind of work.

The Process

For example, if you have a program that benefits at-risk youth, you might first go to our sister-site, and subscribe to a paid plan. Then, you’d find grants that are relevant to you (under Youth/Out-of-School Youth) and solicit a grant writer from The grant writer will help you write your grant. Finally, you would write about your program(s) at

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In your article, discuss what a community in another state can model after you. Describe your target community and your programs. Possibly, an individual or group in another state will be inspired by your story and try the same type of work. If you are unable to write the article yourself, please ask for our copywriter and editor. They will be able to write for you.


In your article, you might decide to talk about the grants you are interested in, how you prepared to apply and any pointers you would bestow upon others. We have had professional grant writers write for us and explain how to succeed in the grant writing process.

Crowdfunders is a unique platform. Our online newspaper is dedicated solely to articles about the nonprofit and small business world, the grant application process and crowdunding. is also a place for crowdfunders to share their efforts. If you put up a project on our sister-site, Uhelpfund, you should write an article about why you are trying to raise money.

Your project will be launched to our social media platforms, and your article will, as well. You will also have an additional link to share with potential contributors to tell them about your campaign.

Small Businesses is known as the premier newspaper for nonprofit and business leaders. So, it also accepts stories from small businesses. Share your start-up story or what you do and how you fund your business through grants. There are unique things that should be included in a small business grant application, that you can expound upon.

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Just sign up as a writer here: Writer Sign Up. Then, start an article. Once you’ve planned your article, save and then PITCH your article. Remember, you have to open the article again in order to pitch it. Once you’ve pitched your story, will be in touch with you within one business day.


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Libby Hikind, the Founder and CEO of, and 4 other grant websites, was once herself a young aspiring writer. Libby was given her “writing” start by a local newspaper that welcomed her first press release and feature article.


According to Libby Hikind, she got her start in the 1980s with a class assignment while working towards her Educational Administration and Supervision Post Graduate degree at Brooklyn College. The assignment was to write an original press release about a program or activity at a school.

Libby wrote her press release about the IS 68K School Science Fair (where she taught) and brought it to Nat Rothman, the school principal, Isaac Bildersee Middle School, for his approval. Seeing Libby’s potential and drive, Mr. Rothman helped Libby revise her press release in keeping with the school culture. Libby submitted it to The Canarsie Courier, and the Science Fair was well attended.

Her next Brooklyn College assignment was a full article, with a byline. Fueled with enthusiasm, when NYC Council Member Herbert Berman addressed her Brooklyn College Politics in Education class, Libby took copious notes and wrote a feature article for The Canarsie Courier. The editor at the paper, Charles Rogers – known as “Chuck”, then became her mentor.  Libby recounts, “I’ll always remember how my hands shook when I went to buy multiple copies of the newspaper, with my byline!  I want to give this same start and opportunity to others, that was given to me.” 

Writers, the premier newspaper for nonprofit and business leaders, is looking for new writers who currently work for nonprofits or small businesses and/or who are willing to interview executives.  According to Libby Hikind, “We are accepting articles about local replicable programs that benefit the community and can be modeled in other communities across the globe.”

Writers should try to include:

•             What were the trials and tribulations?

•             What was the impetus for starting the nonprofit or small business?

•             And what are the successes that will encourage other nonprofit leaders to carry it forward?

The newspaper is also looking for writers who can provide social media, crowdfunding or fundraising HOW TO articles for nonprofit and small business executives.

To write for, there is a free sign up and an opportunity to pitch an article (with some guiding questions).  Writers won’t have to wait long to find out if their pitch is approved and to begin writing (usually less than 24 hours).  We publish new articles daily and writers will be able to share their article easily, through their own social media outlets.

And please spread the word! GrantWatch is hosting a Fall Free Publicity Contest for a free subscription and a Starbucks card! For details on the contest, see the article below. We are only looking for 250 words. You can submit your article to or at 

Fall Free Publicity Contest

Raise Awareness for Your Nonprofit or Small Business is a free resource to help you promote your nonprofit or small business. We look for model organizations to feature in our newspaper. has raised awareness for the following organizations:

  • Bottomless Closet of New York City
  • Hattiesburg Arts Council of Hattiesburg, Mississippi
  • New Creation Home Ministries of East Palo Alto, California
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation of Mountain View, California
  • The Drucker Institute of Claremont, California
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of Seattle, Washington
  • Palm Beach Community Foundation of West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Navah Organization of Valley Cottage, New York
  • of Ontario, Canada
  • Good Earth Farm, Inc of Loxahatchee, Florida
  • Jazz for Peace of New York, New York
  • Guiding Light of Lima, Ohio
  • World of Children Award of Dublin, California
  • Joe Gross Marketing, Inc of Brooklyn, New York
  • Afro-Canadian Relief International of Ontario, Canada
  • The Free Fitness Foundation of Pomona, California

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To write an article yourself, sign up as a writer here. Write about your organization’s strengths. Tell us about pitfalls others should avoid and successes to be applauded. Provide the ingredients needed to model your program in another state or county. Include information about how you were initially funded, whether or not you’ve been funded by grants, and what advances the funding provided. What advice would you give to a similar organization? If you need help writing the article, please contact our office at (561)249-4129.

Your article snip it will be published on and the full article will be published on one of our websites and distributed via email to the nonprofit community. We will also share your article on our social media platforms: Google+, Linkedin, Facebook, and Twitter.

So, if you’re interested, please sign up as a writer and pitch your article. We will respond to you within the next business day with our comments or to help you write, should you need it. is the online newspaper that was developed to help you raise awareness for your nonprofit or small business. GrantNews is affiliated with the following grants and crowdfunding-related websites: