Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on institutional philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and grantmakers. Resources include current and comprehensive information about foundations, corporate and federal funding agencies, fundraising techniques, and proposal writing.
Where to begin? The specialized internet databases from the Foundation Center are accessible only in the Scarborough Library. To begin, please click the first link, the Foundation Directory Online Professional, and good luck with your search.
If you would like more help, either contact Rhonda for an appointment or please watch the video Intro to finding grants located below.
This 30 minute video will give you the basics to finding grants on the Foundation Information Network (FIN)
You Can’t Survive on Grants Alone, Types of Funders, Funder Motivations, Grant Writing is Never About the Need of Your Organization, What Qualifies as a Credible Nonprofit?, How to Start a Nonprofit, Do Your Homework First, The One Size Fits All Approach Doesn’t Work, To Get the Grant, You Have to How to Find the Right Match, How to Use the Foundation Directory Online, Ask for the Right Amount, Cultivating a Relationship with Funders, Sample Letters and Proposals on GrantSpace, Tips for the Initial Approach, Key Takeaways.
A Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center of New York. The University Library's Foundation Collection is one of over 340 collections affiliated with the Foundation Center in New York .
Foundation Center participation is made possible in cooperation with the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle, the Carl M. Freeman Foundation, the Eastern West Virginia Community Foundation, and Shepherd University .