Grants, Foundations & Funding
This guide offers assistance for those researching information on Grants, Foundations and other Funding options. The resources listed are both informative and can help you search for very specific Grants, Foundations, etc. Other sources included offer tips about financing small businesses, writing grant proposals and a variety of other fund raising activities. The recommended items include, books, databases, websites, reference books as well as useful subject headings for searching our catalog.
Grants, Foundations & Funding Books
Links to Research Databases
Full-text sources range from general periodicals, such as Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune to trade publications such as American Banker, Chemical Week, and Restaurant Business. Additional sources in this database include country economic reports from the EIU, company profiles, and industry and market research reports.
Entrepreneurship includes worldwide publications and multimedia useful to educators, researchers, students, and members of the business community. Content ranges from the scholarly -- including journals, dissertations, working papers, and conference proceedings -- to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans, and tips from successful entrepreneurs.
Search over ten thousand funding opportunities from federal government agencies, nonprofits, corporate foundations, research institutes, state agencies, and universities. Find contact information as well as deadlines, restrictions, and links to websites with further information.
Safari Business Books includes hundreds of business books you can read online. You can search the collection by subject, and the search results will direct you to books which include sections on your topic. Finance, human resources, management, and marketing are some of the specific areas covered.
Small Business Resource Center provides information that covers all major areas of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, taxes, and more. It includes hundreds of sample business plans.
Links to Recommended Websites
Federal, state and local governments offer a wide range of financing programs to help small businesses start and grow their operations. These programs include low-interest loans, venture capital, and scientific and economic development grants.
Online version of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance which provides access to a database of all federal programs available to state and local governments.
The Center maintains the most 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.
Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal government grants.
GuideStar gathers and publicizes information about nonprofit organizations.
Check MCPL's catalog to find which specific library branches have the Reference Books listed below.