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A database of private foundations and public agencies that provide grant funding. Access limited to computers in the Legacy Library building.
An index to profiles of private foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, and corporate contribution programs, as well as federal and state agencies that offer grant programs. Searchable by geographic area and areas of interest.
Books Dealing Grants and Grant Writing
These are some key books that deal with grants and grant writing in the library collection. A list of these books and their call number locations in the library can be found below:
Legacy Library has a print grant collection well beyond the list of books above. In general, much of the grant collection can be found in call number ranges HD50-HD100 and HV40-HV100 in the circulating stacks on the 2nd floor. The best access tool for the physical library collection is the online catalog. This catalog and the statewide OhioLINK catalog can be linked from below:
Catalog of books and other materials held in Ohio college and university libraries.
OhioLINK Library Catalog is a combined catalog of over 7.8 million books and other library materials from many of Ohio's universities, colleges, community colleges and the State Library of Ohio. OhioLINK's design allows you to transfer a search from your local library catalog to the OhioLINK combined catalog with the touch of a button. The OhioLINK catalog provides immediate access to the library holdings of the whole system, including current availability status. Requested books and other materials are delivered to your library within a few days. Catalog entries for electronic books and journals link directly to those resources.
A large part of grant literature comes from periodical and article sources. A number of library and outside resources do a good job of covering much of the periodical literature in this area and links to some of those sources can be found below:
Index, abstracts, and full text for many academic and trade periodicals in the area of philanthropy and nonprofits.
Academic Search Complete , designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's most comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,300 full-text periodicals, including 4,400 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for Amore than 9,300 journals and a total of 10,900 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. This scholarly collection offers full text coverage of information in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, civil engineering, electrical engineering, ethnic & multicultural studies, food science & technology, general science, geography, geology, law, mathematics, mechanical engineering, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.
Index, abstracts, and full text for academic and trade literature for nonprofits.
Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database providing bibliographic and full text content. Business Source Complete provides full text journals in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more. Business Source Complete contains indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back to 1886, searchable cited references for many journals, and detailed author profiles for the most-cited authors in the database.
General Web Sites
A great deal of useful information on grants, nonprofits, and foundations can be found on different websites scatterred across the internet. Some core sites can be reviewed below:
BoardNetUSA is a free online matching service that pairs nonprofit organizations with potential board members. This site also has content dealing with boards in general including links to articles about managing and working with boards in different nonprofit settings. Information and tips are also provided for retaining and recruiting of board members in the nonprofit sector.
Provides detailed, public descriptions of federal assistance listings.
SAM provides detailed, public descriptions of federal assistance listings available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups, and individuals.
A listing of all tax-exempt organizations as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.
This site is a comprehensive directory of tax-exempt organizations in the United States. The Exempt Organizations Select Check resource will allow users to see what portion of a contribution to an organization are tax deductible, as well as searching for those groups that have had their tax-exempt status revoked and those that have filed form 990.
This is the website for the Foundation Center the nation’s leading clearinghouse and authority on information related to grants and philanthropy. The website is a rich resource for news and information on U.S. based foundations. Some of the resources would include a searchable archive of Philanthropy Finder, Philanthropy News Digest, a directory search engine for grant makers, and a location engine for 990 forms. This resource also provides access and scheduling information for the educational and training programs that are offered regularly by the Center.
This is the website for the state of Ohio which includes its government entities. The links for many of the government agencies will take you to information about funding and grants that are offered by that organization. These will include scope, eligibility, requirements, deadlines, and links to application information. Most state grants would be available to nonprofits, municipal agencies, and citizens of the state.
This is the website for the state of Ohio which includes its government entities.