Grant Seeker's Resource Center

The Grantseeker’s Resource Center (GSRC), a Funding Information Network, offers grantseeking organizations and individuals use of reference and circulating materials, free workshops and webinars, and aid to finding and navigating Web resources. From the Internet workstations at the C. Burr Artz Library, grantseekers can search the most comprehensive electronic collections of grantmakers and grants available through Foundation Center databases.

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDO): This fully indexed database provides information on over 100,000 grantmakers, 2.4 million grants and 500,000 trustee, officer and donor names. FDO is a compilation of 9 databases. Find funders for your nonprofit organization, news from the philanthropic sector, Requests for Proposals, job postings, and content from social media and trusted publications.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online: This database provides detailed information on 8,500+ foundations that fund students, artists, researchers and individuals with special needs.
  • Philanthropy In/Sight: This new database is an interactive mapping tool combining the Foundation Center’s data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps. You may choose from a wide range of customization options to quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships and show where opportunities exist to fill your nonprofit’s critical needs.

This special collection, funded through the generosity of the Ausherman Family Foundation, acquires information in subject areas concerning the world of philanthropy, nonprofit management and board development, grantseeking, fundraising and proposal writing.

The Grantseeker’s Resource Center is sponsored by:

Foundation Center Funding Information Network LogoAusherman Family Foundation Logo

Foundation Center Events & Programs

Introduction to Finding Grants

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Age Group: 
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised class.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including:

-Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
-What do funders really want to know about the organizations they
are interested in funding.
-How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Registration is required.