If you’re going to play the grants game, you need to get comfortable with rejection and hearing “no” a lot. More proposals are rejected than accepted. Just because you’re told no one place doesn’t mean your project lacks merit or can’t be funded elsewhere. For whichever funder you approached, it might have been the wrong time for them. Your proposals and the funder’s priorities need to be in sync. Maybe the right time will be six months or a year from now when the next round of funding becomes available. Who knows? The key is to learn from rejection and to keep trying.