Websites for grant seekers

Grant Seeking Resources

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center’s web site is a major gateway for finding information about foundations and charity organizations in the United States. It collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.

Council of Michigan Foundations

The web site of the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF) provides information resources and news for both grantseekers and grantmakers in the State of Michigan.

Grand Rapids Community Foundation

The Grand Rapids Community Foundation funds, initiates, and leads programs that benefit Grand Rapids and all of Kent County in the arts, community development, education, the environment, health, and human service.

Council of Foundations

The Council of Foundations works to support foundations in their philanthropic enterprises. Its mission is oriented towards grantmakers, but the grantseekers can find in this web site useful information about foundations in general.

Fundsnet Services Online

Fundsnet Online Services is a source of information on grants, fundraising, grant writing, and philanthropy resources. It provides nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet.

GrantSmart Organization

GrantSmart is an informational and interactive resource center for and about the nonprofit community. Its web site has data about the activities of private foundation that may be of interest to grantseekers, philanthropic organizations, and individual donors.

GVSU Center for Philanthropy

The Grand Valley State University Center for Philanthropy provides information and direct assistance to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. It conducts studies and provides useful research data on traditions and practices of philanthropy, voluntary service, voluntary association, and nonprofit organizations.


Guidestar is a web site with a database of more than 700,000 U.S. nonprofit organizations useful for donors and others searching for information on a particular charitable organization.

Philanthropy News Network Online

A source of national news about trends in philanthropy and the specific grants and activities of foundations, nonprofits and others engaged in philanthropy.

Best Practices Toolkit

The Benton Foundation provides resources on its web site to help nonprofit organizations use communications technologies effectively in support of their missions.

Community Media Center

The CMC in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is one of the nation's first models for citizen access to cyberspace. The Community Media Center provides training in radio, television, and information technology.

Nonprofit Guides Organization

A web site for nonprofit organizations offering free online: grant writing guides, web design guides, housing management guides, tenants rights guides, and medical care rights guides.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

This web site offers a weekly newspaper of the nonprofit world, with timely features about many issues on philanthropy.

The NonProfit Times

The NonProfit Times is a monthly business publication for the nonprofit management. The monthly publication is available both on their web site and in printed form.

The Society for Nonprofit Organizations

This is a web site of an organization dedicated to serve as a resource for Board members, paid staff, and volunteers who lead or help nonprofit organizations all around the world. The Society is a primary source of books, video cassettes, and audio cassettes for the nonprofit sector.

The Urban Institute

The Urban Institute is a nonprofit public policy research organization in Washington, D.C. It conducts studies and research on society's problems and efforts to solve them, and on government decisions and their implementation. It seeks to increase citizens' awareness about important public choices.