Nonprofits, Foundations and Grants
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Information on foundations, corporate givers, and grantmaking public charities. Available online at Central Library only. See staff at Reference Desk, Central Library, for assistance.
Learn how to best approach your search for a grant as an individual.
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Board Member, a newsletter published by BoardSource
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Grassroots Fundraising Journal
Charity watchdog service to help donors make informed decisions.
Information on hundreds of nonprofit organizations that solicit nationally and internationally.
GuideStar's mission is to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.
Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps toward building a world where all people can lead free and dignified lives.
Code of ethics for the nonprofit sector.
Network for Good's mission is to make it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online, and to make it simple and affordable for all nonprofits, of any size, to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet.
Database of all Federal programs available to State & local governments, quasi-public, private profit & nonprofit organizations.
Designed to help new non-profit organizations complete the Application for Exempt Status Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Providing grant information to current and prospective Health & Human Services grantees
Tax and legal information for charities & other nonprofits
Kalamazoo based grantmaker.
Local chapter of Bread for the Journey International which teaches a simple practice of neighborhood philanthropy.
Community foundations by name or state.
Foundation Finder offers basic information on grantmakers in the U.S. including private foundations, community foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate giving programs.
Search requests for proposals posted in Philanthropy News Digest.
Grant opportunites from the History, Arts and Libraries agency of the state of Michigan.
An independent federal grant-making agency dedicated to creating and sustaining a nation of learners by helping libraries & museums.
Kalamazoo based foundation.
Public charity created for the Kalamazoo area.
Find resources concerning philanthropy, grant writing tools, frequently asked questions, and volunteer opportunities.
A philanthropy devoted exclusively to health & health care.
Information on past and present famous celebrities and how they use their wealth to support their causes.
Local affiliate of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
Donate products or register your nonprofit to receive free or reduced goods.
Free web-based grant writing resources.
Comprehensive grant writing website.
Grantsmanship Training Program covers researching grants, writing grant proposals, and negotiating with funding sources.
Provides conditional seed capital and business training essential to the launch of a microenterprise.
A professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.
Volunteer mangement best practices.
Electronic newsletter for non profit boards.
Charity Board Members and their obilgations from the Michigan Attorney General's office.
Reference marterials and publications on governance.
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.
A membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide that provides leadership expertise, legal services and networking opportunities, among other services, to members and to the general public.
The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.
HIP’s mission is to strengthen Latino communities by increasing resources for the Latino and Latin American civil sector and by increasing Latino participation and leadership throughout the field of philanthropy.
Risk assessment tools and best practices recommendations related to financial management, employment, volunteerism, and youth.
Nonprofit management support organization.
Distributes funds to programs and services that have the greatest need in the community.
Connects people to information, resources and support systems to assist them in resolving crises and meeting life challenges.
Works to provide connections between nonprofit organizations and volunteers looking for opportunities to serve their community.
An excellent Michigan collection of resources related to funders, financial aid, and fundraising.
Academic center on philanthropy and nonprofit leadership.
Michigan grantseeker resources.
Comprised of organizations and agencies providing training and technical assistance to Michigan nonprofits and local units of government that are involved in affordable housing and other community development activities.
NEW’s mission is to help nonprofits succeed by strengthening nonprofit management and offering solutions to issues facing Ann Arbor, MI's nonprofit community.
Provides information designed to help manage a nonprofit organization efficiently and effectively.
Faith-based and community initiatives.
Research sources, women donors, net resources.
Sample Grant Proposals
Free resources for both advanced grantwriting consultants and inexperienced nonprofit staff.
Your one-stop site for PK-12 school grant opportunities.