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Nonprofit Grant Seeking

An introduction to the Library's special collection of print and electronic materials on foundations and other grant-giving organizations to assist nonprofits research grants with a link to the Library's free orientations to nonprofit grants research schedule.

Web Sites

Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, Inc.
This organization works to advance philanthropy throughout the state of Indiana by providing information for Indiana nonprofits and grantmakers on workshops, conferences, newsletter, and publications.

I.U. Center on Philanthropy
Offers a variety of programs and services to donors, foundations, nonprofit organizations, nonprofit professionals, colleges and universities, fundraisers, and people interested in formal academic degree programs related to philanthropy and nonprofit organizations.

The Foundation Center
Communicates information on U.S. philanthropy through education and training on the grantseeking process and the national network of Funding Information Network partners.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Contains information on financial and non-financial assistance programs provided by the federal government.

Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course

University of Wisconsin's Proposal Writing Links

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature is a searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center's five libraries and contains approximately 27,000 full bibliographic citations, of which nearly 19,000 have descriptive abstracts. It is updated daily.

Online Databases

Foundation Directory Online Professional Database
Available only at Central Library, this database provides in-depth information on over 108,000 grantmakers and over 3 million grants, including application information, limitations, and foundations’ funding interests.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Available only at Central Library, this online funding research tool focuses on foundations providing financial support for individual grantseekers. The database describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to the individual.

Library Materials

Grant Writing for Dummies

Grant Writing for Dummies
Browning, Beverly A.
658.15224 BRO 2011

Winning Grants Step By Step

Winning Grants Step By Step
O'Neal-McElrath, Tori
658.15224 ONE 2013

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Foundation Directory
361.76025 FOU