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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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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.

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Live Chat


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


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.

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

Cómo conseguir apoyo filantrópico para su educación

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

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

Training Events


Introduction to Corporate Giving (Newly Revised)

Feb 10, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?


Introduction to Finding Grants

Feb 16, 2016, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | Classroom

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

Feb 16, 2016, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
New York, New York | Classroom

Funding for Conservation & Preservation Workshop

Feb 17, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Cleveland, Ohio | Classroom

Learn how to plan your project and find funding opportunities to make your conservation and preservation initiatives a reality.

Introduction to Corporate Giving (Newly Revised)

Feb 23, 2016, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Washington, District of Columbia | Classroom