Grants: Getting Started

For first-time grantseekers and those seeking a review of basic grantsmanship.

Web Sites

Learn About Resources

Free Online Training
Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources
Foundation Center
The premier web site for grantseekers covering everything from getting started to finding a funder. Grantspace is the Foundation Center's learning community for the social sector. It organizes the information, trainings, and research found on the Foundation Center's website into a much more intuitive format for grantseekers looking for information directly related to their nonprofits.
Just Grants Arizona
A one-stop source for news, tools, and resources for and about Arizona's grants community. The database, Arizona Guide to Grants Online, can be accessed through the library's web site at Grants Databases. You must be in a library branch to use the database.
Foundation Center's FAQs
The Foundation Center's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section provides answers to more than 125 questions about the Foundation Center, funding research and resources for nonprofits and individuals, nonprofit management, and more.
Foundation Center's Interactive Online Training Courses
Outstanding tutorials to grantseeking, funding research, proposal writing, proposal budgets, and more. Start with "Guide to Funding Research" and "Proposal Writing Short Course."
Foundation Center's Reference Guides
Foundation Center librarians have long provided "reference guides" to guide visitors with particular interests to effectively use the resources in our library collection.

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Recommended Books

Browse the library's collection of books on grants and nonprofits. Check the shelves at all branches under these call numbers:

and these subject headings:

These books are also recommended:

Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits : Real-world Strategies that Work
658.15224 B7393e 2010
An excellent overview of the many different types of fundraising activities and how to go about maximizing the success of each fundraising effort.
The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
361.70681 G271f 2012
Provides clear and thorough guidance in writing grant proposals and strategies for researching and contacting potential funders.

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