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Introduction to Finding Grants

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Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

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Introduction to Corporate Giving Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

An overview of the funding research process for individuals working in the arts, including visual and performing artists, creative writers, filmmakers, etc. Topics covered include: who funds individual artists; types of grants available for artists; why grantmakers support artists; and how to find grant

Cómo conseguir apoyo filantrópico para su educación

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Spanish-language version of Finding Foundation Support for Your Education.

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

A detailed look at how individual grantseekers can affiliate with an organization to increase their chances for receiving funding.

Demystifying the 990-PF

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to get the most out of a private foundation's Form 990-PF.

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How to Contact Grantmakers & Get Results

Jun 20, 2011  

Marilyn Hoyt, nonprofit executive, consultant, and trainer, and Meghan Mucklow Pietrantonio, grants manager for SunTrust Bank's Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice, answer questions about the right and wrong ways to approach grantmakers during all stages of the funding request process.

Applications Not Accepted: Get on Their Radar

Apr 25, 2011  

Foundation Center president Bradford Smith and grant writing consultant Pamela Grow answer your questions on how to approach foundations that do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Shaking the Money Tree for Film and Video Fundraising

Oct 06, 2011  

Veteran consultant and writer Morrie Warshawski, and his daughter, Leah, a filmmaker, answer questions about raising funds for film and video projects.

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Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

Apr 24, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person
Free

Introduction to Corporate Giving

Apr 26, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.

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Proposal Writing Boot Camp

May 2, 2018, 9:00 am - May 4, 2018 4:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process and discover how to craft a compelling proposal package. You’ll become familiar with the components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and you’ll develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.

$695

Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

May 8, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person
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Foundation Center Orientation & Introduction to Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

May 9, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
San Francisco, California | In-person

Discover what resources we offer and learn about Foundation Directory Online (FDO).

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Foundation Directory Online

90% of U.S. foundations don't have websites. To win grants, you need the most up-to-date, complete information you can get about grantmakers and the grants they've made. Put our powerful search tools and comprehensive database of 140,000+ funders to work for your project, organization, or client. 

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The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Edition

The newest edition of our most popular Guide, with grantmaker perspectives on the latest trends in reviewing proposals.

$39.95