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Introduction to Finding Grants


Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

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How to Contact Grantmakers & Get Results

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

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

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.



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


How to Attract and Sustain National/Large Grantmaker Support


Philanthropy Chat: Funding Trends for African Issue-based NGOs


Online Classes


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.

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

Cómo conseguir apoyo filantrópico para su educación

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Spanish-language version of Finding Foundation Support for Your Education.

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

A detailed look at how individual grantseekers can affiliate with an organization to increase their chances for receiving funding.

Demystifying the 990-PF

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to get the most out of a private foundation's Form 990-PF.

Training Events


Proposal Writing Boot Camp

Dec 14, 2016, 9:00 am - Dec 16, 2016 4:00 pm
Washington, District of Columbia | In-person

Join us for three days of immersion into the proposal writing process and discover how to craft a compelling proposal package. You’ll become familiar with the components of a competitive grant proposal and a well-organized budget, and you’ll develop a targeted list of foundation funding prospects.


Introduction to Finding Grants

Dec 14, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

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 introductory course.


Introduction to Corporate Giving

Dec 14, 2016, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Explore the world of corporate support and tools and resources on corporate giving.


Finding Scholarships for College or Graduate School with a special presentation by College Now

Dec 14, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Come to this special evening class and learn about financial aid resources from Foundation Center and College Now Greater Cleveland.


Advanced Grantseeking - REGISTRATION CLOSED

Dec 20, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Get your grantseeking in gear for 2017! Bring your laptop and learn the best ways to enhance your grantseeking using Foundation Directory Online and other essential tools.