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The 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 Finding the Perfect Grant MarriageUsing FC Search

2. Royal Wedding Style 3. 4. 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.

  • Comprehensive
  • Searchable
  • User friendly
  • Can be printed/ e-mailed
  • Can save your searches


  • Types of Support
  • Fields of Interest
  • Total Assets
  • Total Giving
  • Geographic Focus
  • Keywords

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 The Nonprofit ResourceCenter ManagementLibrary 25.