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The Grant Resource Center
at the Leominster Public Library


Serving grant seekers in North Central Massachusetts.

Now a Cooperating Collection of the
Foundation Center

 


A database of over 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S, over 2.2 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.  For in-library use only.
 

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is an online database of over 8,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. For in-library use only.
 
 
Philanthropy Insight is an interactive mapping tool that combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy.  Grant seekers can use Philanthropy Insight to craft compelling grant proposals.  For in-library use only. 

 


The Foundation Center website provides many resources to help grant seekers  learn about foundations, fund raising, proposal writing and more.

 

GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grant seekers, including videos, podcasts, a Knowledge Base, FAQs, an AskaLibrarian service, and more.

 

Foundation Finder is now accessible from your smartphone, so you can have key financial data and contact information on U.S. grantmakers right at your fingertips!

 

Currently we do not have access to the AGM Grantmaker's Directory, an online database of over 400 public and private foundations and corporations in the Greater Boston area. However, the AGM website does have useful information that for grant seekers, including the AGM Common Proposal Form.

 

A central source of information on U.S. nonprofits.


Library staff/community volunteer trainers are available by appointment to assist you if you need help to get started with your database research.

If you are already familiar with searching the databases, you may use the resources of the Grant Resource Center at any time without assistance.

You may save the results of your search on a flash drive, or you may send the results to your email.

For your convenience, you may make a reservation for a specific date and time to use the Grant Resource Center’s computer to search the databases, or you may set up an appointment to meet with a trainer to help you get started with your database searches.

For more information, contact the library’s Reference Desk at leomref@cwmars.org or 978-534-7522 ext. 3.


Grant seekers, please note:

In order to make the best use of your time using the Grant Resource Center, you should be think about these questions prior to starting your database research:

     • What is my organization’s mission statement?
     • What services does my organization provide?
     • What population does my organization serve?
     • What is the program/endeavor I am seeking funding for?
     • How much money am I looking for and how will it be used?
     • What is my organization’s tax status?

The library staff/community volunteer trainers are available by appointment to help you begin the research you need to identify grant makers. They can familiarize you with the databases and help you to formulate queries that will help you identify potential funders.

Please note that library staff/trainers do not assist in the grant writing or grant review process. Periodic training sessions will be offered at the library. There is also a collection of books on grant proposal writing in the Grant Resource Center. Click here for a list of the books. 

*Available only on the Grant Resource Center Computer
**Available on Grant Resource Center Computer or via the library's wireless network.

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