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DESCRIPTIONThe Community Foundation of Sarasota County provides a computer station for nonprofits offering the Foundation Center's searchable database of grantmakers. Check out this short tour of the system.
- 1. The resource local nonprofits trust www.CFSarasota.org Finding the Perfect Grant MarriageUsing FC Search
2. Royal Wedding Style 3. 4. www.foundationcenter.org 5. Theres a lot to digest .
- Over 90,000 grantmaker profiles
- Public foundations
- Private foundations
- Corporate giving programs
- Current RFPs
- Quick Access to IRS Form 990s
6. But the Queen doesnt give away all of hersecrets, including:
- Government grants
- Funding for individuals or for-profits
- The answers about what grants you should applyfor
7. Its easy. Shockingly easy.
- User friendly
- Can be printed/ e-mailed
- Can save your searches
- Types of Support
- Fields of Interest
- Total Assets
- Total Giving
- Geographic Focus
The long train of searchable data 9. Lets do a sample search .
- First Step of Sarasota Substance abuse treatment and recovery programs
- Sample Scenario : Seeking funding for drug use preventionprogram for teens in Sarasota.
10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Lets take a closer look ata grantmaker profile. 16. We just searched grant makers.Lets get a little sneaky . What grants have similarlocal agencies received? 17. 18. 19. Getting your results home
- E-mail them in PDF or Excel form
- Print them at no cost
20. REMEMBER :Be cautious and thorough . 21.
- Its only a research tool.The quality of your results depends on how youuse the database.
- Its the beginning . ALWAYS check with the grantmaker beforeapplying. Verify app. procedures, deadlines& other important info.
22. 23. Use GuideStar to AssistIn Your Grant Research
- Sign up for free membership.
- Use the search function to findthe grantmakers latest 990.
- Study the list of grants awarded: agencies, missions, locations, amounts,and purpose.
- Are you a good match?
24. Recommended Resources The Foundation Centerwebsite Free proposal writing short course Online help chat www.FoundationCenter.org The Nonprofit ResourceCenter ManagementLibrary 25.