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Links from Karen's column in
grant resources and tutorials
The Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation encourages effective ways to share ideas and knowledge in education, culture, the arts, community and civic life.
A Canadian based grant resource, offering ideas and support that will take you "D'un océan à l'autre" (from sea to shining sea.)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
An online companion to the national biweekly newspaper, that provides extensive information about grant makers, directory and a listing of publications.
Council on Foundations
COF offers Professional Development Resources, Documents, Publications, Research and the tools to write a successful grant.
The Educational Foundation of America
EFA favors innovative projects which could be replicated for wider impact and have national or international ramifications.
The Foundation Center
Take a tutorial at the Learning Lab on grant researching, proposal writing, and funding research. With their easy to use search engine you will be well on your way.
The Grantsmanship Center Institute
Founded in 1972 TGCI offers training and low-cost publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies. TGCI conducts over 200 workshops annually in grantsmanship and proposal writing. It also publishes The Grantsmanship Center Magazine and offers a collection of the best of funded federal grant proposals which is available on CD-ROM. More than one million copies of their proposal writing guide, Program Planning and Proposal Writing are in print. If you’re non-profit organization is thinking about applying for a grant but you don’t know where to begin, this is a good place to start!
This site addresses grant funding for non-profit organizations, providing free resources for both advanced grant writing consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff. This labor of love was begun in 1999 by Elizabeth Brunner. Elizabeth has thirteen years experience in the nonprofit sector and she currently works as a grant writer at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, specializing in major capital requests and interdisciplinary project development.
This list is just a tiny piece of what she has compiled for us.
• Four factors for success
• Five steps of Grantsmanship
• Research Tips
• Discussion Group Archives
• FC Search Database
• Six guidelines for successful proposals
• Timing Issues
• General Tips
To view the full scope of information available go to the site map page at Grants Proposals.com and scan the multitude of information Elizabeth has placed at our fingertips. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced grant writer there are useful tips and information for everyone.
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
The Foundation supports advanced professionals who have a significant record of exhibition or performance of their work.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation
Foundation makes grants available to collaborating performing artists and offers grants for community Artists in Residency Projects. You can download grant guidelines and applications or search their grant history file. Funding opportunities can be found under the following program areas: Performing Artists, Artist Residencies, Traditional Arts, Pennsylvania Performing Arts and Fellowships. The MAAF also offers an Arts Service Newsletter, lists Career Opportunities and Internship Opportunities.
National Endowment For The Arts
Created by Congress in 1965, the NEA is an independent agency of the federal government. Since that time they have awarded over 111,000 grants to arts organizations and artists. They are the largest single funded organization of the nonprofit arts sector in the United States. “The NEA's mission is to serve the public good by nurturing human creativity, supporting community spirit, and fostering appreciation of the excellence and diversity of our nation's artistic accomplishments” Here you can learn about fellowships, grants, cultural funding and grant opportunities programs and funding, as well as planning and implementation of programs. There is a searchable database, online articles, grant listings, field reports, and archived features on artists and arts organizations.
National Leadership Grant Planning: A Tutorial
A free tutorial to make it easier to create well-designed projects and more competitive grant applications; designed for museums, libraries, and related organizations that are applying for NLG Grants.
New York Foundation for the Arts
The NYFA has awarded over $10 million dollars in grants and services annually, more than any other comparable organization in the country, covering the visual, performing, and literary arts.
Are you intimidated by the thought of writing grants? Then just click on the Grant Writing Tips section to find information, links and articles on how to make your grant stand out.
U.S. Department of Education
Lesson plans, learning resources, educational material grants, contracts and links to additional grant resources.
Wallace ~ Reader’s Digest Funds
Their focus is to create opportunities for enrichment through schools, community activities, and participation in the arts. You can also download numerous publications on Education, the Arts and Communities at this site.