Research matters

By Jenna YanishDevelopment Outreach SpecialistHACER

Recently, my organization was rejected from a foundation, because that foundation 'doesn't fund research.'  At first, I shrugged it off- nothing weathers you against rejection like grant writing does. But it's been almost a month, and I'm not over it. 
So, to every foundation that doesn't support research, this blog is for you. Research matters.
I understand it's your prerogative  you get to choose where you give your money. Health programs? Recreational spaces? The arts? That's awesome, those things are so vital in our society. Before I called you, I did my, ahem, research, and you give to a lot of great organizations in all of those areas.