The Foundation Center helps grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy.
The Library is a Funding Informaton Network partner and has a core collection of resources that individual researchers and nonprofit organizations can use to research funding opportunities from grantmaking foundations and corporations. The collection includes grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and resources to assist in the grant seeking process. This collection is located on the second floor and available for use the hours the Library is open. No appointment is necessary. Normal copy charges apply ($.10 per page).
As a member of the Foundation Center’s nationwide network of libraries, community foundations and related agencies, the Library also offers access to the Foundation Center’s electronic databases which are available free for you to use here IN THE LIBRARY. Ask the Reference Desk for the username and password.
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Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies. Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants research.
Rural Assistance Center (RAC)
RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.