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Grants & Nonprofits Info Center
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Are you looking for Grants?
The library is excited to announce that it is now an official host for the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection. This means that you will have access to the Center’s wealth of information on U.S. grants and grantmakers, along with one-on-one assistance and training on how to use it—all at no charge here at the library.

You will find:

-Profiles of more than 91,000 U.S. grantmakers and one million grants in Foundation Directory Online Professional, the most comprehensive DATABASE of its kind.

-Proposal-writing guides with step-by-step INSTRUCTION and examples of successful proposals.

-GRANTS to Individuals Online, a one-of-a-kind database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that provide support for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

-Annual research REPORTS on U.S. foundations and their giving trends.

-Free WORKSHOPS and orientations on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.

-STAFF trained to help you make the most of your research.


How do you get Started?

Access the online database and the Foundation Directories anytime during library hours.

1. Please check-in at the reference desk by the computer lab.
2. Present your library card to staff (you may login to the computers once as a visitor).
3. Tell them that you want to check out the Cooperating Collection.
4. Staff will lead you to the directories and/or log you into the database.

If you are new to the program, we highly recommend that you set-up an appointment with Chris Wilson, Asst. Adult Circulation Manager.

Chris will walk you through the program, so that you can best take advantage of the collection. Contact him at 317-398-7121 ext.240 or cwilson@sscpl.lib.in.us.

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