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Finding Funders


Introduction to Finding Funders


This session provides an introduction to one of the key online tools for finding funders, Foundation Directory Online Professional.

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Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online

Gain immediate access to the leading grantseeking database on the web. Updated weekly, it's your most accurate source for funding research.

Plans from $19.95/month

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How to Contact Grantmakers & Get Results

Megham Pietrantonio
Marilyn Hoyt
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

Pamela Grow
Bradford Smith
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

Shaking the Money Tree for Film and Video Fundraising [2011-10-06]
Shaking the Money Tree for Film and Video Fundraising [2011-10-06]
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.


Alan Abramson
Sep 17, 2014

The Puzzle of the DC Region's Modest-Size Foundation Sector in a Wealthy Area


Darin McKeever
Jun 24, 2014

How to Attract and Sustain National/Large Grantmaker Support


Niamani Mutima
May 15, 2012

Philanthropy Chat: Funding Trends for African Issue-based NGOs


Online Classes


Grantseeking for Nonprofit Organizations

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $39.95

Helps those working with nonprofit organizations to identify foundations as potential sources of funding.

Grantseeking for Individuals

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $19.95

Prepares individuals to seek out and identify potential sources of foundation support.

Foundations and Their Role in Philanthropy

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn about foundations, their giving, and their role in the nonprofit sector.

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn about tools and techniques for seeking financial support for higher education.

How to Approach a Foundation

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to build relationships with foundation prospects and prepare for calls and meetings with funders.

Classes & Events


Grantseeking Basics CLOSED

Nov 22, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
New York, New York | Classroom

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.


Grantseeking Basics

Dec 3, 2014, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising.


Introduction to Finding Funders

Dec 3, 2014, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool.


Why Should Your Nonprofit Be Using Donor Impact Communications?

Dec 3, 2014, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | Classroom

An in-depth conversation about tools your organization can use to tell your story and how to develop a communications plan.


Nonprofit Organization Certificate

Dec 4, 2014, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

Learn the essentials of managing a nonprofit.