Grants are an essential part of the funding mix for many nonprofits. Obtaining grants, however, can be a difficult process—which is why we’ve dedicated this page to tips and resources to help your organization learn how to find and attain the funding it needs.



Tips Tips

Council on Foundations

The Foundation Center

The Grantsmanship Center

Business 101: Writing a Business Grant Proposal


Internet Resources

IdeaEncore Network

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide



Fundsnet Services Online

Grant Update

Grants for Nonprofits

Michigan State University Funding Center

Nonprofit Universe

Researching Funding Sources on the Web

Grantsmanship Center

 Checklist for Success

A grant seeking tool to prepare organizations to be “grant-ready”.

 Building to Last: A Grantmaker’s Guide to Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations

 Assessment Tools

Website with assessment tools offering funders candid, comparative feedback from: Grantees, Declined applicants, Stakeholders,Staff, Board members, Beneficiaries, Donors.

Sector Specific Sites

Progressive Technology Grants

Institute of Museum and Library Services



How to Write a Request for Proposal


Grants Bookshelf

The Business of Special Events

Made Possible By: Succeeding with Sponsorship

Preparing Your Capital Campaign

Fund Raising Fundamentals

The Complete Guide to Fund-Raising Management

Beyond Fundraising


Over Goal

The Relentlessly Practical Guide to Raising Serious Money


Open Immediately: Straight Talk on Direct Mail Fundraising

Grant Seeker’s Budget Toolkit

How to Write Knockout Proposals