The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center maintains a comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs. Go to "Gain Knowledge" tab for research, information and blogs.
Association of Fund Raising Professionals
An international professional organization fostering development and growth of fundraising professionals and promoting high ethical standards in the fundraising profession by offering a vast array of resources. AFP Charlotte Harbor Chapter and AFP Southwest Chapter are available in southwest Florida.
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
GEO publications keep grantmakers informed of the emerging trends, debates and practices from the field of philanthropy. Downloads of GEO publications are free to members. Nonmembers may access useful executive summaries at no charge, and may purchase hard copies for a fee.
Philanthropy News Digest
A service of the Foundation Center; links to sources for fundraising and board development.
Database of more than 62,000 U.S. nonprofits including foundations.
Grant Proposal Writing Tips
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting evaluates hundreds of proposals each year for a variety of programming and consulting projects. This publication is an easy guide to the basic elements of grant proposal writing and is offered to assist applicants to CPB and other funding sources. It offers guideposts to help you through each stage of the process.
Free Management Library
The Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting topic in the Library will help nonprofit leaders to learn about a strong fundraising plan and program for their nonprofits. The topic also will help nonprofit service providers (management support organizations, such as funders, consultants, associations, etc.) to consider various types of fundraising services for nonprofits in their areas.
Methods to Strengthen Communities
Steps, training, and modules to provide information about community empowerment.
Best of the Web for Grant Writers
An extraordinary resource, a "Work in Progress" by the on-line grant writing class enrolled in UCLA Extension online.
The Grantsmanship Center
Offering grantsmanship training to nonprofit and government agencies. There are also resources for grantseekers available at no cost on tgci.com. These include daily grant announcements from the Federal Register, archives of The Grantsmanship Center Magazine, indexes of funding sources at the local, federal and international levels.
NOZA provides free access to this database of 990-PF tax returns. This project was started several years ago by Grantsmart and contains publically-available data received from the IRS. To search NOZA's companion (also free), visit www.nozasearch.com.
U.S. Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
CFDA contains detailed program descriptions for 2,067 Federal assistance programs. The following chart shows the program distribution for the top five issuing agencies.
State of Florida
Official site of the State of Florida. Search for State funded grant.
Florida Philanthropic Network
Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of grantmakers working to strengthen philanthropy through research, education and public policy.
Community Foundations of Florida
Community Foundations of Florida represents more than 20 community foundations working together to promote philanthropy in our neighborhoods and throughout Florida.
United Way of Florida
United Way of Florida strives to enhance Florida United Ways’ efforts to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.
The Commission grants funds to Florida AmeriCorps and National Service programs; encourages volunteerism for everyone from youth to seniors to people with disabilities; promotes volunteerism for disaster preparedness and response; and helps to strengthen and expand Volunteer Centers in Florida.
Regional Philanthropy Resources - Donors Forum of Central Florida
The Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center was established to strengthen the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the newspaper of the nonprofit world. Its makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.
Network for Good
Network for Good strives to make it as easy to donate and volunteer online as it is to shop online, and we make it simple and affordable for all nonprofits, of any size, to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet.
Tony Poderis Fundraising Forum
This site has a wide variety of resources serving all non-profit and non-governmental institutions' needs to develop and to maximize their potential to raise Annual, Endowment, Capital, and Sponsorship & Underwriting funds.
FirstGov for Nonprofits
FirstGov.gov, the official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government.
Step by step guide and many supporting materials, self assessment, and links.
Fundraising Essentials - About.com
Fundraising help and ideas for nonprofits.
Foundation Center Library's Regional Collection
Cooperating Collections are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grant seekers.
A service of the Foundation Center to locate Foundations. Basic information about more than 70,000 private and community foundations in the U.S. Includes links to current 990's.
Provides information on thousands of charities and evaluates the financial health of each of charities.
Council on Foundations
The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of approximately 2,000 grantmaking foundations and corporations. As a leader in philanthropy, we strive to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of our sector while providing our members with the services and support they need for success.
Understanding Donor Motivations
Understanding donor motivations can lead to fundraising strategies that more effectively target and retain donors. This study explores donors’ self-reported motivations for giving, looking particularly at variations by region of the country, levels of household income and donors’ educational level.
This listing represents a wide variety of foundation in the nation. Inclusion here does not suggest that they are likely to fund any particular agency or project in Southwest Florida.
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
The Duke Endowment
The Ford Foundation
The GE Foundation
Grantmakers in Health
Kaiser Family Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The Joyce Foundation
The Kauffman Foundation
The Kettering Foundation
Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundation's Network
Philanthropy for Active Engagement
Public Education Network
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation
The Russell Sage Foundation
The Spenser Foundation
The Aspen Institute
The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Commonwealth Fund
United Nations Foundation
Venture Philanthropy Partners