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Introduction to Finding Grants


Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.





Online Classes


Introduction to Corporate Giving Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

An overview of the funding research process for individuals working in the arts, including visual and performing artists, creative writers, filmmakers, etc. Topics covered include: who funds individual artists; types of grants available for artists; why grantmakers support artists; and how to find grant

Cómo conseguir apoyo filantrópico para su educación

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Spanish-language version of Finding Foundation Support for Your Education.

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

A detailed look at how individual grantseekers can affiliate with an organization to increase their chances for receiving funding.

Demystifying the 990-PF

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Learn how to get the most out of a private foundation's Form 990-PF.

Live Chat


How to Contact Grantmakers & Get Results

Jun 20, 2011  

Marilyn Hoyt, nonprofit executive, consultant, and trainer, and Meghan Mucklow Pietrantonio, grants manager for SunTrust Bank's Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice, answer questions about the right and wrong ways to approach grantmakers during all stages of the funding request process.

Applications Not Accepted: Get on Their Radar

Apr 25, 2011  

Foundation Center president Bradford Smith and grant writing consultant Pamela Grow answer your questions on how to approach foundations that do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Shaking the Money Tree for Film and Video Fundraising

Oct 06, 2011  

Veteran consultant and writer Morrie Warshawski, and his daughter, Leah, a filmmaker, answer questions about raising funds for film and video projects.

Training Events


Legal Aspects of Fundraising - Part 1

Mar 22, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Nonprofits have significant obligations, under both federal and state law, when fundraising. These rules can be traps for the unwary. 


Foundation Center Orientation: Introduction to Fundraising Resources & Databases

Mar 27, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Proposal Writing Boot Camp 2.0

Mar 28, 2018, 9:00 am - Mar 30, 2018 4:00 pm
Washington, DC In-person

Join us in Washington DC for our newly enhanced Boot Camp experience! In addition to learning from our expert trainers, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with fundraising experts from the field during a panel discussion on the final day. Hear how they’re putting the skills you’ve learned to work in their fundraising efforts.


Introduction To Finding Grants

Mar 28, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.


Proposal Writing Boot Camp

Apr 11, 2018, 9:00 am - Apr 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

This three-day project-based immersion course focuses on the essential knowledge and skills fundraisers need to develop effective foundation proposals. Participants will become familiar with the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation and learn best practices for developing a well-organized budget and a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Participants will be encouraged to approach their proposal from the funder’s perspective and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch. 


We Recommend

Foundation Directory Online

90% of U.S. foundations don't have websites. To win grants, you need the most up-to-date, complete information you can get about grantmakers and the grants they've made. Put our powerful search tools and comprehensive database of 140,000+ funders to work for your project, organization, or client. 

Price varies by plan

The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th Edition

The newest edition of our most popular Guide, with grantmaker perspectives on the latest trends in reviewing proposals.