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Grants and Grant Writing: Quick Start

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Tips on Grant Writing


This guide was developed by Susan Leonardi, MLIS graduate student at the University of Rhode Island, in Spring 2011 and is now maintained by UNH librarians.

Grant Sources

Find information about the different types of grants available.

Foundation Directory Online

  • Over 96,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.
  • Over 3,600 sponsoring companies
  • Over 1.4 million recently awarded grants
  • Over 533,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF


  • Get information about the operations and finances of over 850,000 U.S. charitable organizations.
  • Search by organization type, name, location, income range, and more.
  • To search database, users must register for a free password.

See Grant Sources for more suggestions.

Government Resources

Some useful federal sites available to those looking for grant information include:

  • CFDA: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance This is a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. 
  • An access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant making agencies

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Finding Books

A keyword search of titles, authors, subjects, and content notes.

Results are ranked by relevance. Further refining by date, format, language, and more is possible.

The pulldown menu can be changed to limit search to UNH Libraries only or broadened to search libraries worldwide (mostly in the US and Canada).

To search for a specific title, author, subject, call number, ISBN, etc. held by the UNH Library, use the UNH Library Catalog.

See Find Books for more information.

Finanical Aid/Scholarship Information

These resources from the UNH Financial Aid Office are useful to potential and current UNH students and families.

See more Financial Aid/Scholarship Sources.

News about Philanthropy

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