Grant Seeker's Resource Center

The Grantseeker’s Resource Center (GSRC), a Funding Information Network, offers grantseeking organizations and individuals use of reference and circulating materials, free workshops and webinars, and aid to finding and navigating Web resources. From the Internet workstations at the C. Burr Artz Library, grantseekers can search the most comprehensive electronic collections of grantmakers and grants available through Foundation Center databases.

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDO): This fully indexed database provides information on over 100,000 grantmakers, 2.4 million grants and 500,000 trustee, officer and donor names. FDO is a compilation of 9 databases. Find funders for your nonprofit organization, news from the philanthropic sector, Requests for Proposals, job postings, and content from social media and trusted publications.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: This database provides detailed information on 8,500+ foundations that fund students, artists, researchers and individuals with special needs.
  • Philanthropy In/Sight: This new database is an interactive mapping tool combining the Foundation Center’s data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps. You may choose from a wide range of customization options to quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships and show where opportunities exist to fill your nonprofit’s critical needs.

This special collection, funded through the generosity of the Ausherman Family Foundation, acquires information in subject areas concerning the world of philanthropy, nonprofit management and board development, grantseeking, fundraising and proposal writing.

The Grantseeker’s Resource Center is sponsored by:

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Foundation Center Events & Programs

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Date: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Age Group: 
Offered by the Funding Information Network (FIN), this one hour class will introduce you to the basics of proposal writing, including:
•How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process
•What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation
•Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger
•Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals
Registration is required as spaces are limited.

Introduction to Corporate Giving

Date: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Age Group: 
Join the Foundation Center and the FCPL Grantseeker's Resource Center for an introduction to the world of corporate support for nonprofits and to the effective utilization of the Foundation Center's resources on corporate giving. We'll answer such questions as:
•What are the motivations behind corporate giving?
•How do companies support nonprofit organizations?
•How can I match my organization's needs with the interests of a corporation?
•How can I make the most effective use of Foundation Center resources to locate corporate funders?