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Information to assist nonprofit organizations to find and apply for grants.
Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013 URL: Print Guide
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Grant Writing for Non-Profits

This guide is designed to assist nonprofit organizations that are seeking grant funding. We've listed resources for finding grants, websites that will walk you through the grant writing process, and links to information you will need as you write your proposal.

Sources for grants

These sources will help you find grant money.

  • Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization that connects nonprofits and grantmakers. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
  • is a source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for
  • Fundsnetservices
    Provides information about grants, fundraising, philanthropy, foundations and 501(c)(3) non-profits organizations to those in need of funding and research for their their philanthropic efforts and missions.
  • GuideStar
    This resource allows you to check out nonprofit organizations, charity organizations, and look at the reports on them for free. You can write a review on any experiences you've had with a charity organization as well.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    Contains detailed program descriptions for 2,209 Federal assistance programs.
  • Ohio Association for Nonprofit Organizations
    OANO's mission is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio's nonprofit organizations to serve their communities.

Suggested Books

Here are a few books in our collection to help you get started. To find more books, use the Catalog Search Starters in the box to the right.

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Grant Writing - The Complete Idiot's Guide - Waddy Thompson
ISBN: 9781615640973
Publication Date: 2011-07-05

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Grant Writing 101 - Victoria M. Johnson
ISBN: 9780071750189
Publication Date: 2010-12-14

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The Complete Book of Grant Writing - Nancy Smith; E. Gabriel Works
ISBN: 9781402267291
Publication Date: 2012-07-01

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Grant Writing for Dummies - Beverly A. Browning
ISBN: 9781118013878
Publication Date: 2011-09-13

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Writing Grant Proposals - Beverly Browning
ISBN: 9780071495844
Publication Date: 2007-10-26


Grant Workshop Presentation (April 2013)

Tips for grant writing

Websites to aid in preparing your proposal

Catalog Search Starters

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