GRANTS AND PROPOSALS DIRECTORIES
Annual Register of Grant Support. New Providence, New Jersey: R.R. Bowker, annual. Ref. AS 911 .A2 A67
Details grant support programs of government agencies; foundations; corporations; educational and professional associations and more. Programs are listed under eleven major subject areas. Information provided includes: the organization's specific area of interest; type, purpose and duration of the grant; eligibility; financial data; and contact person. Includes a brief introduction on program planning and proposal writing.
The Awards Almanac: An International Guide to Career, Research and Education Funds. Chicago: St. James Press, 1991. Ref. LB 2338 .A92 1990
Profiles nearly 2,000 funding sources worldwide for individuals who want to continue their education or pursue career-related activities.
Bauer, David G. The Complete Grants Sourcebook for Higher Education. New York: American Council on Education and Macmillan Publishing Company, 1985. Ref. LB 2336 B38 1984
Research on over 500 of the best prospects for funding educational institutions' proposals. Provides basic information about foundation, corporate and government funding. An introductory section shows how to find and approach the right funder for a project and includes worksheets to help develop a successful strategy.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. Washington: U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Management and Budget, annual. Also Online. Ref. HC 110 .P63 .U53a
Probably the single most valuable source of information on grants and assistance available from the federal government. Basic information for all federal assistance programs is provided. Published annually.
Corporate 500. The Directory of Corporate Philanthropy. San Francisco: Public Management Institute. Ref. HV 97 .A3 .C63.
An alphabetical list of companies involved in philanthropic contributions. Entries provide basic information on the corporations' funding programs. Indexed by areas of interest, eligible activities, geographic areas of giving, grant recipients, etc..
Directory of the Major Michigan Foundations. Attleboro, Massachusetts: Logos Associates, 1989. Ref. AS 91 .A2 D57 1989.
Lists major Michigan foundations that have given at least $400,000 in the year of record and have distributed the bulk of this funding within Michigan. Includes corporate profiles, contact persons and previous funding activities..
Directory of Operating Grants. Loxahatchee, Florida: Research Grant Guide, 1992. Ref. HV 97 .A3 .D57 1992.
Lists sources that award general operating funds to nonprofit organizations. Also includes four essays on fund raising..
Directory of Research Grants. Phoenix: The Oryx Press, 2008. Ref. LB 2338 .D57 2008.
Describes more than 6,000 programs that offer research funding for projects in medicine, the physical and social sciences, the arts and humanities and education. Each entry includes the program's focus and goals, eligibility requirements, funding amounts, deadline and address. .
Eckstein Richard M. Directory of Computer and High Technology Grants: An Innovative Reference Directory. Pinpointing Computer, Software, and Related High-Tech Grants Available To Nonprofit Organizations. Loxahatchee, Florida: Research Grant Studies, 1991. Ref. QA 76 .E347 1991 .
The Foundation Directory. New York: The Foundation Center, 1985. Ref. AS 911 .A2 .F65.
Describes giving interests and current fiscal data for the largest U.S. foundations--those with assets of at least $1 million or annual giving of at least $100,000. Foundations are listed geographically by state; and fields of interest, types of support, foundation names, states and cities are indexed. The preface contains useful statistics and information on foundation organization and operation..
Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York: The Foundation Center, 1999. Ref. LB 2336 .F598 1999.
Companion volume to the Foundation Directory. Foundation grants listed are specifically geared toward individuals. Information provided is similar to that in the Foundation Directory..
Lerner, Craig Allan. The Grants Register 1995-1997. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994. Ref. LB 2338 .G674 1994.
"Primarily intended for students at or above the graduate level and for all who require further professional or advanced vocational training." Contains information about assistance available from government agencies and international, national or private organizations. Types of assistance include scholarships, fellowships, research grants, exchange opportunities, travel grants, grants in aid and grants for artistic or scientific projects..
Guide to Federal Funding for Education. Washington, D.C.: Education Funding Research Council, 1995. Ref. LB 2805 .F29 1995.
This two volume book describes funding opportunities for education, training and children's services available in an array of agencies within the federal government. In addition to covering programs administered by the Education Department, information about programs being operated by the National Science Foundation, the department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, the Environment Protection Agency, the Department of Health and Human Services and other governmental agencies are included. Subscribers are given specific information on eligibility, allowable uses of the funds, program priorities, restrictions, funding levels and contact information. In addition, monthly updates are provided to keep the information current. These updates provide information on the latest legislative and departmental action, as well as approaching program deadlines..
The Michigan Foundation Directory. Grand Haven, Michigan: Council of Michigan Foundations; Lansing, Michigan: Michigan League for Human Services, 1992. Ref. HV 98 .M5 .M53 1992.
Lists private, public and company-sponsored foundations and corporate giving programs in Michigan. Includes a survey of Michigan philanthropy and a how-to section for grant seekers..
National Guide To Foundation Funding in Health. New York: The Foundation Center, 1988. Ref. RA 410.53 .N375 1988.
Intended as a starting point for grant seekers looking for foundation support for health- related programs, services or research. Includes a bibliography of health and philanthropy articles and books and a bibliography of state and local foundation directories..
National Guide To Funding in Aging. New York: Long Island University, Nassau County Department of Senior Citizen Affairs and The Foundation Center, 1989. Ref. HV 1461 .W42 1989.
Provides information on public and private sources of funding support for nonprofit organizations that work with older adults. Includes a section on voluntary organizations that offer technical assistance or information to older individuals and the agencies that serve them..
National Guide to Funding in Higher Education. New York: The Foundation Center, 1992 Ref. LB 2336 .N37 1992.
Contains entries for grant making foundations and direct corporate giving programs that have shown a substantial interest in funding higher education programs. Includes the foundations' primary fields of interest reflected in its giving program, types of support and application information..
Taft Corporate Giving Directory. Washington, D.C.: Taft Corporate Information System, 1985 Ref. HV 97 .A3 .T29 1985.
Detailed profiles and analyses of major American corporate philanthropic programs. Entries include the company's philanthropic priorities, typical recipients, contact people and how to approach them, types of grants and non-monetary support and biographical data of the company's or foundation's principal officers. Eight indexes allow access by state, personal names, grant type and recipient type..
GUIDES TO PROPOSAL WRITING
Bauer, David G. The "how to" grants manual : successful grant seeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants. Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, c1995. HG 177 .B38 1995..
Hill, James W. and Timothy Whalen, eds. How To Create and Present Successful Government Proposals. New York: IEEE Press, 1993. HG 177.5 .U6 H68 1993.
Lee, Hwa-Wei and Gary A. Hunt. Fundraising for the 1990s: The Challenge Ahead: A Practical Guide for Library Fundraising, from Novice to Expert. Canfield, Ohio: Genaway & Associates, 1992. Z 683.2 .U6 .L44 1992.
Lefferts, Robert. Getting a Grant in the 1990s: How To Write Successful Grant Proposals. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1990. HG 177.5 .U6 .L44 1992.
Locke, Lawrence F., Waneen Wyrick Spirduso and Stephen J. Silverman. Proposals That Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals. Newbury Park, California: SAGE Publications, 1993. Q 180.55 .P7 L63 1993.
Mutz, John Massie. Fundraising for dummies. Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, c2000. HG 177 .M88 2000 .
Read, Patricia, ed. Foundation Fundamentals: A Guide for Grant seekers. New York: The Foundation Center, 1986. HV 41.9 .U5 R44 1986.
Robinson, Andy. Grassroots grants : an activist's guide to grant seeking. San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2004. HG 177 .R65 2004.
Secrets of Winning Grants from Corporations and Foundations. Arlington, Virginia: Government Information Services, 1993. HG 177.5 .U6 S42 1993.
Seltzer, Michael. Securing Your Organization's Future: A Complete Guide to Fundraising Strategies. New York: The Foundation Center, 1987. HV 41.9 .U5 S45 1987.
Information on grants may be found in the Internet by doing searches. Searches may be done using Boolean operators (and, or, not) and keywords, e.g., grants and education, National Science Foundation and engineering.
- Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is an independent national service organization established by foundations to provide an authoritative source of information on foundation and corporate giving. In addition to its publications, the Foundation Center supports a national network of library reference collections for free public use. A listing of Michigan libraries included in this network may be found in directories published by the Foundation Center listed above.
- American Factfinder
- Federal Register Online
Additional information on grants, proposal writing and funding for specific areas may be found by looking under these subject headings:
- Corporations - Charitable contributions - United States
- Endowments - United States
- Federal aid to education - United States
- Federal aid to (various subject areas, e.g., adult education, day care centers, handicapped services, higher education, hospitals, research, etc.)
- Fund raising - United States
- Grants-in-aid - United States
- Proposal writing for grants
- Proposal writing in (various subject areas, e.g., business, medicine, research, the social sciences, etc.)
- Research grants
Compiled by Inga Thelander Banitt 6/94
Updated by Ruth Neveu 2/09