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 Business, Jobs & Nonprofits pageopens a new window.

The Pima County Public Library 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.

List of upcoming Open Labsopens a new window.

Pima County Public Library staff offers other workshops and classes that are listed in the Event Calendar.

Click here for a list of all upcoming PCPL grant-seeking related eventsopens a new window.

Information about a grant or financial assistance for individuals please see Foundation Grants to Individuals Onlineopens 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.