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Grant-Seekers Toolkit

Technical Assistance Centers for Grant-seeking and Grant-making

  • The Council on Foundations provides information and links for grant-makers and grant-seekers, including publications, sample documents, and numerous other tools and resources. Some materials are available to Council members only.

  • The Foundation Center The Foundation Center's web site features information about workshops on proposal writing and grant research and links to Web sites of private foundations, corporate giving programs, community foundations and public charities. The Foundation Center also publishes printed directories and a CD-ROM database of contacts. This information is free to the public at five regional centers and more than 200 cooperating collection libraries.

    • The Foundation Finder is a free lookup tool that provides basic facts on approximately 53,000 foundations. Foundation Finder is designed for those seeking quick access to core information about a foundation, possibly as a starting point for more in-depth research. To use Foundation Finder, you can start with as little as a portion of a foundation name.

  • The Grantsmanship Center TGCI offers grantsmanship training and low-cost publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

On-line Links and Searchable Databases

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - Comprehensive catalog of U.S. government funding, including information on over 1400 different programs.

  • The Foundation Center Online - information and links to 600 private foundations, corporate grantmakers, and public charities; "foundation finder" to 48,000 private US funds; online library and bookstore.

  • GrantsNet - American Association for the Advancement of Science site featuring a searchable database of biomedical funding sources.

  • University of Pittsburgh Office of Research - Comprehensive resources to assist grant-seekers and fundraisers in identifying potential sources of funding and in obtaining information about guidelines, procedures, and policies related to proposal development and submission.

Publications and Software for Sale

  • Federal Money Retriever - Database software enabling organizations and individuals to search for current U.S. government grants and loans.

  • The Foundation Directory Online - Subscription service sponsored by the Foundation Center.

  • - A web site for grant and proposal writers affiliated with local governments and community-based non-profit organizations. Includes free information, grant-writer's bookstore, training information, and consulting services.

  • How to Write a Research Grant Application - Detailed guide for researchers interested in applying for research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

  • The Research Funding and Resource Manual: Mental Health and Addictive Disorders (RFRM) is a compendium of information on where and how to get funding for mental health and addictive disorders research. The manual contains a comprehensive listing of funding sources available to junior and senior researchers in psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral sciences. It addresses a broad array of topics to assist investigators and trainees in developing resources to support research projects and career development activities and in responding to science policy issues. To order a copy of this publication, contact the American Psychiatric Press at 1400 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005, or by phone at 1-800-368-5777 or by fax at (202) 789-2648. Refer to the manual by title or by order number 2216.




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