The Grant Resource Center
at the Leominster Public Library
Serving grant seekers in North Central Massachusetts.
Now a Cooperating Collection of the
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
Foundation Grants to Individuals
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.
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.
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
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
email@example.com 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
• How much money am I looking for and how will it be
• 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
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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