This comprehensive listing of organizations and sites will help you find any type of grant-related topic you're looking for.
Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management Training Resources
Manchester Community College - Continuing Education: Grant Writing & Nonprofit Management
The Grantsmanship Center
University of Connecticut - Connecticut Social Sector Development Initiative
Grants.gov - Training materials
ProposalWriter.com - Grantwriting Resources
CFDA - Developing and Writing Grant Proposals
Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies with more than $400 billion in federal grants.
United States House of Representatives - Federal Funds Express
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Starting a Nonprofit
The Connecticut Urban Legal Initiative, Inc. CULI and The Nonprofit Pro Bono Initiative NPBI are here to help. If you are an existing nonprofit organization or a group seeking to establish yourself as a nonprofit, and you need some non-litigation legal assistance, you should contact us to see whether we can provide that legal advice. CULI can assist primarily urban clients across Connecticut, and will normally assign a law student to work with a CULI staff attorney to help you through your legal challenges. NPBI can assist clients throughout the greater Hartford area and in communities where the volunteer lawyers live. NPBI will assign a volunteer lawyer from a local partner corporation or law firm to work with you to solve your legal problem. Contact us at (860) 570-5401 to see whether we can meet your legal needs, and whether you are eligible for that help.
How to Start a Nonprofit (Connecticut Association of Nonprofits)
Starting a nonprofit organization (Center for Nonprofit Excellence)
Initial Filings for Connecticut Nonprofit Organizations (Hewitt & Associates)
Starting a Nonprofit (The Pro Bono Partnership)
Nonprofit and Grant Seeking Web Links
Alliance for Nonprofit Management - The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.
American Institute of Philanthropy - The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is a nationally prominent charity watchdog service whose purpose is to help donors make informed giving decisions.
Boardsource - BoardSource increases the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening boards of directors.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy - Online version of "The Newspaper of the Nonprofit World."
Community Resource Center
For questions from individuals on fiscal sponsorship, refer to "Not a Nonprofit? When to Use a Fiscal Sponsor.
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy - Primary resource for networking, news and information on grantmaking and philanthropy in Connecticut.
Council Online - Created by the Council on Foundations in Washington D.C., this site gives links to grantmakers, non-profits, and other resources. It also has links to key legislation.
Idealist - This site compiles resources available on the Internet and arranges them by topic and geographic location. The non-profit directory can be searched by keyword. The site also includes tools for non-profits and links to appropriate tax forms (Adobe Acrobat required for the tax forms).
Internal Revenue Service
- Use this link for information on achieving 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for your nonprofit organization.
National Center for Nonprofit Enterprise - Provides access to a knowledge base of information on different aspects of social enterprise and economic sustainability for nonprofits, including articles, tools, and links to web sites of interest
National Grants Management Association - NGMA is a non-profit organization of professionals and does not award grants.
NonprofitCenters Network - This is the national nonprofit membership organization for multi-tenant nonprofit centers. Their website has a national database of locations that offer space to nonprofits.
Nonprofit Online News - A publication of the Gilbert Center.
The NonProfit Times
- The Leading Business Publication For Nonprofit Management. This site publishes a few lead articles from each print issue and lists the titles and authors of the other articles in the issue. Free subscriptions are offered to full time U.S. nonprofit executives.
- This site allows you to research the charitable giving of your donors and prospects and find new individual, corporate or foundation donors
Philanthropy News Network Online
- According to their Mission Statement, "PNN delivers news, information, and resources to all segments of the nonprofit world in order to help them better achieve their goals."
Planned Giving Today
- The site has an archive of some articles. Includes information that may be useful to those who want to give planned gifts and to nonprofits that want to pursue planned gifts.
- Grant opportunities for K-12 educators with links to current grant news and education resources.
Venture Capital - An excellent site from a Cooperating Collection library, this collection of venture philanthropy web sites is available on the web site of the Dauphin County Library System’s East Shore Area Library.
Additional Web Resources
Tax Information for Charitable Organizations
Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization (Publication 557) PDF
E-postcard from the IRS on New Filing Requirements (Small tax-exempt organizations will begin filing with the IRS beginning in 2008 for the tax periods beginning after December 31, 2006)
Significant Changes for Filing Forms 990 and 990-EZ (This section gives an overview of the significant changes included in the 2006 Forms 990 and 990-EZ and Schedule A. A Questions and Answers section is also available here)
Section 509(a)(3) Supporting Organizations
Lobbying Activities of 501(c)(3) Organizations
National Association of State Charities Officials
Unified Registration System of the Multi-State Filer Form, which allows charitable organizations that raise funds in more than one state to file with all states using one form.
Unusual Grants: An Online Legal Guide for Public Charities
FORMS 990 & 990-PF
Economic Research Institute: Provides access to Forms 990 990-PF going back to 1998)
Grantsmart: This operating foundation’s web site provides access to Forms 990 and 990-PF going back to 1997
National Center for Charitable Statistics / The Urban Institute
Facts and Figures from the Nonprofit Almanac 2007 PDF
BBB Wise Giving Alliance
Charity Navigator – Nonprofit Statistics