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Information to assist nonprofit organizations to find and apply for grants.
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2016 URL: Print Guide
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Grant Writing


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Find essential information about over 100,000 foundations for free!

Websites to aid in preparing your proposal


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Funding Information Network

Marysville Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.

As a partner in this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Marysville Public Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases, Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Foundation Maps.

These fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, an extensive collection of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders, and interactive mapping tools.

Foundation Center Databases

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Additional Sources for Grants

  • 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


GrantSpace provides easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong, sustainable organizations.

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