GRANT RESOURCE CENTER
Location: Reference Department
Second Floor, Newark Library
What is the Cooperating Collection? The Grant Resource Center at Licking County Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center's mission is to gather, analyze, and disseminate information about philanthropy to organizations and individuals looking for grants.
As a member of this national network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit organizations, the library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, plus access to the Foundation Center's electronic databases: The Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals, and Philanthropy In/Sight. These databases contain information on over 92,000 grantmakers across the United States.
Ask a Foundation Center Online Librarian
Do you have questions about grant research and writing? Email or chat with the Foundation Center's Online Librarian by clicking on the button to the left.
Foundation Directory Online (Newark Library Only)
A searchable database of 80,000+ U.S. foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate givers, including sponsoring company information. Links to IRS 990-PF and 990 returns. Watch a Guided Tour of FDO.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online(Newark Library Only)
A searchable online database of more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Watch a Guided Tour of GTIO. Click here for GTIO Tutorial.
Philanthropy In/Sight (Newark Library Only)
Philanthropy In/Sight combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps. Click here for a Guide to Using PINS.
Click here for more Foundation Center Online Tutorials and Training
Web sites for grant seekers
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
This document contains lists of grants offered by the federal government. Use the subject index to see if you or your business may be eligible for grant funding.
Community Resource Directory
Find social service agencies in your area that provide assistance with emergency housing, food, health care, transportation.
A web site created by the Foundation Center focused on transparency in philanthropy, Glasspockets inspires private foundations to be more open in their communications and will increase your understanding of best practices in foundation transparency and accountability.
Allows users to research and apply for grants from all federal agencies.
GrantSpace is the Foundation Center's learning community for the social sector. The site offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grant seekers.
Licking County Foundation
A local community foundation with primary focus on arts, education, health care, recreation, human services, and children/youth services.
Local Government Resources from the Ohio Auditor of State
links to federal and state agencies as well as other resources.
Small Business Administration – Links for Loan and Grant Resources
Note: The SBA itself “does not offer grants for starting or expanding a small business, it does offer a wide variety of loan programs.”
Foundation Center Print Publications available at the Newark Library's Cooperating Collection:
After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship (2010)
America's Nonprofit Sector: A Primer, 2nd ed. (1999)
Board Member's Book (2003)
The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th ed. (2011)
The Foundation Directory, The Foundation Directory Part 2, The Foundation Directory Supplement (2012)
Foundation Fundamentals (2008)
Foundation Grants to Individuals (2012)
Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates (2011)
Foundations and Public Policy (2009)
The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)
Guia Para Escribir Propuestas (2008)
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2010)
International Grantmaking IV (2008)
The National Directory of Corporate Giving (2012)
Securing Your Organization's Future (2001)
Social Justice Grantmaking II (2009)
The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance (2009).
The Licking County Library Cooperating Collection is funded by the Licking County Foundation.