One amazing resource to help you find grants

One amazing resource to help you find grants

blog post grantsDo you work for a non-profit? Or maybe you’re a student, artist or researcher? If you’re looking for grants, we have a new resource at the Miami Township Branch Library that’s just for you!

How to access the Funding Information Network

Come into the branch and our staff will show you how to access the Funding Information Network. Once you’ve logged onto one of our public computers, you’re ready to start looking. From there, depending on what types of funding you’re searching for, you have two resources to explore.

 

  • The Foundation Directory Online  Professional which is a comprehensive database of grantmakers.  It’s designed to help non-profit organizations find the strongest funding prospects quickly.  The database contains over 140,000 foundations.
  • The Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is a database of programs that provide support for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.

Finding grants

Foundation Directory Online Professional gives you information about grantmakers and their funding activities. You can search four databases to find potential funders: Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s. With geographic search tools, you can explore regional and local grantmakers.
You can also look for grants by:
  • State
  • County
  • City
  • Metro area
  • Congressional district
  • ZIP code
Choose from over 1,100 indexed search terms or keyword-search. You can see recipient lists and also grant details. You can also narrow those lists by geographic area.
 
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online has over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs. You can search for funding for  students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

 

How can I use the databases

So other than looking for potential funders, what else can you do at a Funding Information Network location? Lots!

You can:

  • Attend workshops to learn how to approach funders
  • Network with peers in the local social sector
  • See who is getting and giving grants in my own community
  • Stay up-to-date on funding trends

Next steps

Visit the Miami Township Branch Library and use the Funding Information Network.

Check our online calendar for upcoming classes in November and December about using it.

Conclusion

If you’re a student, artist, researcher or work with nonprofits, visit the Miami Township Branch Library and explore the Funding Information Network. It’s a fantastic resource for finding potential funders for your nonprofit work or artistic project, educational scholarships, fellowships and loans.

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