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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.

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.



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


Finding Grants: Basic Tips For Using Foundation Directory Online Professional

Mar 1, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
New York, New York | In-person

Do know want to learn how to use Foundation Directory Professional?  Foundation Directory Online (FDO) makes it easy to turn foundations into funders.  It’s the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants.  Attend our New York Library Orientation on Using Foundation Directory Online Professional and receive an introduction to Foundation Center’s premier funding database of 140,000+ U.S. grantmakers & 6 million + grants.


Advanced Grantseeking

Mar 7, 2017, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Westlake, Ohio | In-person

Get your grantseeking in gear!! Bring your laptop and learn the best ways to enhance your grantseeking using Foundation Directory Online and other essential tools at our FIN partner in Westlake, OH.


Introduction to Corporate Giving

Mar 8, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Is your organization ready to seek corporate support?


Introduction to Finding Grants at the Metropolitan Branch - Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

Mar 20, 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 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.


Proposal Writing Workshop

Mar 23, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Francisco, California | In-person

Using group exercises, case studies, and the participant’s own proposal outline, the Proposal Writing Workshop will help participants understand the components of a competitive grant proposal, discover what grantmakers consider “red flags,” and learn how to cultivate potential institutional donors.