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Selected subject headings for grantwriting: proposal writing, grants-in-aid, fund raising

Reference Books: Grants

Books on Grantwriting

Online Sources for Grants

Selected Internet Sites: Grants

Chronicle of Philanthropy

"...the newspaper of the non-profit world."

Foundation Center

"A comprehensive site used to locate private foundations and corporate grantmakers."

Fundsnet Services

"... has provided resources 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."

The Grantsmanship Center

       "The Grantsmanship Center® was founded in 1972 by Norton J. Kiritz to offer grantsmanship training to nonprofit and government agencies."


"This is your one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences. This service is completely free."


       "GrantStation is an online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the                                                                                 world."


       "...a powerful online database which lists over 13,000 grant programs from over 5,800 unique                                                                              sponsors."


"Provides reports on 1.7 million non-profit organizations."

Internet Public Library

        Search using the term "grants."

Michigan State University Libraries List of Grants

University of Michigan's School of Social Work List of Funding Sources

New Jersey Resources:

NJ. Department of Education: Office of Grants Management

"The NJDOE, through the Office of Grants Management (OGM) in collaboration with department program offices, is responsible for disseminating, primarily to school districts, federal and state funds for entitlement and discretionary grant programs."

State of New Jersey

"Search site by keyword "grants" for listing of state programs."

United States Government Web Sites:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

"...provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals."

       " your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants."

National Science Foundation

Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental, and Transport Systems has environmental sustainalilty grants available.

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program

"The national outreach office of the SARE program is supported by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), U.S. Department of Agriculture. It operates under cooperative agreements with the University of Maryland and the University of Vermont to develop and disseminate information about sustainable agriculture." made easy

       "Get official information on grants, loans, financial aid, and other benefits from the U.S. government."

       The purpose of the web site is "to provide the public with information about how their tax dollars are spent." Tracks grant awards.

United States Department of Education

       Links to grant applications and information on how to apply.

Resources for Professional Fundraisers

Center for Non-Profit Corporations

"For 25 years, the Center has been providing leadership and services for New Jersey non-profits, and remains New Jersey's only umbrella organization for all charities in the state."

Council of New Jersey Grantmakers

"Place for common application and reporting forms for NJ and a list of funders who accept these forms."

Council on Foundations

"A non-profit membership organization of grantmaking foundations and corporations."

Delaware Valley Grantmakers

       "...a membership association of funders dedicated to advancing the most effective practice of philanthropy in the greater Philadelphia region."

In addition to federal grants that are available, there are companies and philanthropic organizations that are sources for funding:

Alcoa Foundation: Conservation & Sustainability Grant

Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

New Jersey American Water Company

Grant qpplication deadline for 2010 is past but this website is worth following for future grants.

Smart Growth Resource Library

Mainly for muncipalities to encourage walkable communities, sustainable practices.