Grant Research

Grant seeking is a very personalized, competitive, and time intensive process. Successful grant seekers are able to demonstrate how their project helps the funding source to meet its goals and objectives.

Grant makers establish their own criteria for what they will fund. Grant seekers must be able to make a match between the goals of their project and the objectives of the funding source. Because the grant searching process requires making many judgments and evaluations, individuals most knowledgeable about the specific project are best suited for doing this research.

For these reasons the Pima County Public Library uses its expertise to direct you to the best sources for grant research. If you're looking for a grant for a nonprofit organization a good place to start is at Pima County Public Library’s Ignite: Business and Non-profits page, opens a new window

The Pima County Public Library normally offers free workshops every month on using the grant research databases at the Grants Databases Open Lab. This is an orientation to the Pima County Public Library's grants databases for volunteers, staff and board members of nonprofit and community organizations.  Watch this space for when we will again be offering in-person Open Lab sessions.

Pima County Public Library staff normally offers other workshops and classes that are listed in the Event Calendar.  This information will be updated when we are again offering these sessions.

Information about a grant or financial assistance for individuals please see Foundation Grants to Individuals Online., opens a new window


Find the information you need by calling the library's Infoline at 520-791-4010 or by sending your question to Askalibrarian.