Grant Seeker Resource Center
A Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center*
|This collection, housed only at Lexington Park Library, contains the following resources that individual researchers and nonprofit organizations can use to research funding opportunities from foundations and corporations.|
Print materials (many can be checked out) covering:
- grant seeking
- nonprofit management and board development
- proposal writing
Online Databases- Free in-house access at Lexington Park Library ONLY!
Profiles of 92,000+ foundations, corporate donors and grantmaking public charities, and a million plus recent grants. Links to IRS 990’s, funder portfolios and grantmakers’ websites.
Searchable information on 6500+ foundation and public charity programs that provide support for students, artists, researchers and other grant seeking individuals.
An interactive mapping tool for anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world. It combines data on grantmakers and grants with familiar Google maps. Choose from a range of customization options to create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships. Users also can overlay grant data with more than 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.
Free Workshops on fundraising and grant seeking
- Live Webinar: Proposal Writing Basics
Covers 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, what funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments, tips cor communicating with funders during the grant process, additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals.
Register Tuesday, June 25
Lexington Park Library
Other websites of interest:
- Foundation Center
- Foundation Center’s Washington D.C. Library for additional resources
- Grants.gov is the source to find and apply for federal grants
- Guidestar: National Database of Nonprofit Organizations
- Enoch Pratt has an extensive grants collection and trained personnel