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Introduction to Finding Grants (formerly Grantseeking Basics)


Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this newly revised course that combines elements of Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders and replaces those two classes.

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

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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


Principios de la escritura de propuestas webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Aprenda cuales son los componentes clave de una propuesta. Aprenda el proceso de escritura y envío de propuestas a fundaciones y corporaciones.

Introduction to Corporate Giving Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support.

Your Board and Fundraising Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

An introduction to strategies and ideas for actively engaging your nonprofit board in the fundraising process.

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

An overview of the funding research process for individuals working in the arts, including visual and performing artists, creative writers, filmmakers, etc. Topics covered include: who funds individual artists; types of grants available for artists; why grantmakers support artists; and how to find grant

Classes & Events


Finding and Applying for Foundation Grants - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Sep 30, 2015, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Athens, Georgia | Classroom

Learn how to research and apply for grants from private funders.


Introduction to Corporate Giving

Oct 5, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bealeton, Virginia | Classroom

Mapping Your Funding Prospects

Oct 7, 2015, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Looking for funding in all the wrong places? Interested in going beyond the usual suspects on your foundation prospect lists? Learn how to maximize the power of Foundation Maps Professional to identify potential funding partners, near and far, who are funding efforts similar to your own.


Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts

Oct 13, 2015, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York, New York | Classroom

Gain an overview of foundation fundraising for individuals working in the arts.


Introduction to Finding Grants for Artists and Arts Organizations (Pro Arts)

Oct 13, 2015, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oakland, California | Classroom

Gain an overview of foundation fundraising for individuals and organizations working in the arts.