Matt Salter

Matt Salter

Matt Salter is a professional writer, currently employed as a staff journalist at The American Genius and The Real Daily. He is also a freelancer of many colors. Before going independent, Matt spent over seven years as a full-time grant writer and nonprofit communications expert. He's also a trained theatre director and actor, not to mention a massive tabletop gaming geek.


Matt went to work in the nonprofit field straight out of college in 2009. Since then he has worked with national organizations like Volunteers of America and the PICO Network and local groups like Cornerstone Assistance Network and Roadside Theater alike, building networks and finding resources.

He has raised several million dollars in funds and donations in his career. He has also contributed to campaigns that reached thousands of people all over the country.

Matt is also a proud alum of the AmeriCorps VISTA program.

Board Games

Backgammon. It was backgammon that finally hooked Matt, at the venerable age of 5. Candyland was kids' stuff. Chess was boring. But when his father broke out backgammon and Matt saw how all the little pieces of luck and strategy clicked together, a monster was born. Now he's three long steps from a go board, he keeps Dixit and Betrayal at House on the Hill in his car for parties, and the fuzzy dice on his rearview can roll for initiative. You did this, Dad.


Matt has a degree in theatre from Miami University (Ohio, not Texas). While he was there, he co-founded an independent theatre company. He's written dozens of scripts, directed more than 20 plays and appeared in four films. He has a Kevin Bacon number of three.

Most Recent Contributions by Matt Salter

Animal Shelter Funding

Funding for animal shelters can be hard to come by, especially for organizations that don't receive state support. Happily, a wide variety o ... Read More

Charitable Donations of House Building Materials

Are you wondering if you can find a nonprofit organization that takes charitable donations of house building materials? Whether you have lef ... Read More

Charitable Organizations That Benefit Africa

No list of anything can be comprehensive, and nobody has an answer to every problem. Instead, this is a cross-section of groups doing good i ... Read More

List of Physical Education Grants

Funding for Physical Education (PE) can be a struggle. The amounts available tend to be small, and programs are often tightly tailored to sp ... Read More

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Matt Salter