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KEYS TO GRANT RESEARCH CENTER FOR APPLIED RESEARCH SOLUTIONS (CARS) COMMUNITY PREVENTION INITIATIVE (CPI) May 19 & 27, 2010

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Foundation and Grant Resources: A Short Title List of Selected (Print) Reference Sources Available in the Main Reading Room General Directories Title

Call Number

Frequency

Annual Register of Grant Support

AS911.A2 A67 HV97.A3 C63

Annual Annual

Corporate and Foundation Grants

HG4028.C6 C66

Annual (Ceased)

Corporate Foundation Profiles

HV97.A3 C64

Irregular

Corporate Giving Directory

HV97.A3 T29

Annual

Directory of Corporate and Foundation Givers

HG4028.C6 D567

Annual

Directory of Research Grants

LB2338.D57

Annual

Foundation Directory

AS911.A2 F65

Annual

Foundation Giving Foundation Grants Index

HV85.F68 AS911.A2 F66

Annual Annual

Foundation Grants to Individuals

LB2336.F598

Biennial

Foundation 1000

HV97.F65 F67a Annual

Foundation Reporter Foundation Yearbook

HV97.A3 T323 HV85.F684

Annual Annual

Fulbright Scholar Program, Grants for Faculty and Professionals

LB2283.F83

Annual

Grants Register

LB2338.G7

Annual

Grant Seekers Guide: Funding Sourcebook

HV97.A3 G73

Irregular

Guide to Greater Washington DC Grantmakers

HV99.W29 D44 Irregular

Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers and Donors

HV97.A3 G84

Annual

International Foundation Directory National Directory of Grantmaking Public Charities

HV7.I56 HV85.N37

Irregular Irregular

World Guide to Foundations

AS911.A2 W59 1998

Corporate 500: Directory of Corporate Philanthropy

Source: Library of Congress, Main Reading Room ~ http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/grants/general.html

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HOW TO FIND A NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER NEAR YOU: a) www.idealist.org - click on Resources for Nonprofit Managers and then on Nonprofit Support Organizations, then search by Country or State. b) www.foundationcenter.org - The Foundation Center website provides links to their own nonprofit resource centers located in some U.S. major metropolitan areas. USING THE NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER LIBRARY: Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center’s grant directory publications Foundation Directory Online database Chronicle of Philanthropy Similar agency newsletters and annual reports Local sources – community foundations ONLINE SEARCHING: a) www.foundationcenter.org This site allows you to search by name for basic financial and contact information on close to 100,000 private, corporate and community foundations in the U.S. The site includes where to find the cooperating library collections and a list of the titles in the collection. Also on the site are listings of state and local grant directories that profile many smaller, locally based funders. Check out the links to useful nonprofit Internet sites and to a wealth of funding and grant writing resources. b) www.philanthropy.com This is the site for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. Subscribers to the journal have more access to articles and functions in grant searching, and you can subscribe to their Guide to Grants which list all grants they have tracked in their publications, but non-subscribers can look for current grant opportunities. Go to Features – Deadlines on the left sidebar and perform your search by subject area for open grant opportunities. c) www.nozasearch.com NOZA Search is an easy to use website that boasts 1.3 million foundations in its database. There is no cost to set up an account and search charitable foundations. Once logged in, select charitable foundations. The basic search is by Name or Cause. When searching by name, if you know the name of the foundation, put that in. If you don’t, then use the terms Foundation, Family Foundation, Trust or Family Trust. Then select “more options” and add your state and recipient city. Then, search by cause. Save the results in list format as you will see more information that way. Use the results to research the funders of interest on the Foundation Center’s website (above) or in a Google or BING search. Also check out their 990s to evaluate the match to your organization. You can do this through the NOZA site, through the Foundation Center site or through Guidestar (below). d) www.fundsnetservices.com Easily navigated site offering funding opportunities arranged by types of grants. Also links to grant writing resources, books on fundraising and more.

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e) www.grants.gov This is the comprehensive online source to finding federal government grants. Information on over 1,000 grant programs is provided covering all federal agencies that offer grant opportunities. Apply for your DUNS number here and register for their email grant alerts. f) http://www.ca.gov/grants.html At this site you can check for all grants coming through the State of California. The available grant programs are organized by category. Don’t forget to scroll through the links on the left sidebar. Lots of information there as well. g) http://www.givingforum.org/s_forum/index.asp At this site you can find the contact for your local or regional association of grant makers. Click on Locate Your Regional Association in the Take Action sidebar. From there, do a look up by state. If the association has a website there is usually a connection to their list of members. h) http://classic.cof.org/locator/ Use this site from the Council of Foundations to search for a community foundation in your neighborhood. i) www2.guidestar.org or www.guidestar.org Guidestar is an important site for nonprofit organizations in many ways. Make sure you visit this site and check out your opportunities to post information about your agency. You must register first, but once you do you can search for any organization that files a 990 tax form including foundations and family trusts. It is helpful to already know the name of the foundation you are searching for, but not necessary. Use the 990 to learn about the foundation’s fiscal year, assets and giving history, directors and staff members, funding interest area and more. SOCIAL MEDIA SITES, E-NEWSLETTERS AND BLOGS: j) http://tweepml.org/?t=32797 A list of Grantmaking Foundations on Twitter k) http://twitter.com/Philanthropy411 Twitter account of Kris Putnam-Walkerly, philanthropy consultant. She also blogs at http://philanthropy411.wordpress.com/ l) www.charitychannel.com Charity Channel is a nonprofit clearing house of information. You must join, but the membership fee is minimal. After joining, sign up to receive Don Griesmann’s Grant Opportunities enewsletter. It comes out weekly and as a member you can search funder listings. Don also tweets and blog: @dgriesmann and http://dongriesmannsnonprofitblog.blogspot.com/ m) http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/ and http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/ This is the location of the Philanthropy News Digest a news site of the Foundation Center. From this site you can also get to their grant announcements (RFP). At this site, you can search by topic. Once you create a login you can sign up to receive these weekly announcements, and other, e-newsletters or the RSS feeds.

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n) http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/statistics/ Use the Foundation Center statistics compilation reports to search large funders to your state and to educate your board about where foundation money is going. o) www.jointogether.org This is a great resource for community organizations working in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment. They offer news, research and funding announcements along with background on issues.

THE GRANT CALENDAR Add fields such as date submitted, status, result, notes, contacts and more, if needed Month

Deadline

Funder

Purpose

Request

JANUARY ‘10

APRIL 15

Helms Fdn. Contact info

School programs

$10,000

JUNE 30

Thoms Family Trust Contact Info

Trail maintenance

$5,000

FEBRUARY ’10

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