“The grant world is competitive. It has only become more competitive in recent years. Private foundations are becoming increasingly ‘invite only’ meaning that they ‘do not take unsolicited proposals’.

Does this mean that you should take them off your list? On the contrary! The fewer the open opportunities, the more proposals they receive. It makes sense to divert your grant winning strategy to taking time to be ‘invited’.”

https://www.learngrantwriting.org/blog/invite-only-grant-funders