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Welcome, Individual Grantseekers

Online Training and Tutorials


Grantseeking Basics for Individuals
Prepares individuals to seek out and identify potential sources of foundation support.

Guide to Funding Research
A basic primer on the grantseeking process and an introduction to the available resources.

Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship and Affiliation
A detailed look at the possibilities for individual grantseekers to affiliate with an organization or obtain a fiscal sponsor.

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education
Guides students through the process of seeking financial support from foundations to pursue their studies.

Tools and Resources


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
An online database of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Low monthly, three-month, and yearly subscription rates.

Foundations Grants to Individuals
The only publication devoted exclusively to foundation funding opportunities for individual grantseekers, featuring thousands of foundations funding individuals.

FAQs for Individual Grantseekers
The Foundation Center's librarians have gathered the questions most frequently asked by individuals.

Foundation Center Libraries
The Foundation Center's five libraries hold many resources for individual grantseekers. Search the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature, the libraries' collective holdings.

Proposal Writing Short Course
(Available in English, French, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish)
Describes how to prepare a funding proposal, including the planning, research, and cultivation of foundation and corporate donors.

Requests for Proposals in PND
Requests for proposals (RFPs) by grantmakers who wish to attract applicants with specific projects or interests.

If You Are Seeking Funding For...
Your Education
Your Work or a Project
Personal Assistance
Your Business

For each of the topics above we have gathered information and worksheets to help you with your research.

View the information and worksheets...


Classroom Training
We offer free training and orientation sessions, including classes for individual grantseekers, in our library/learning centers. Click on the closest learning center to see a list of classes offered.

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