Grant Resources: Home
New Guidestar access
As part of our partnership with Candid, the parent organization of both Foundation Center and GuideStar, the Newburgh Library can now offer on-site access to GuideStar.
GuideStar provides the most complete and up-to-date information available about nonprofits, so it is the best place to go if you need to research a nonprofit enterprise.
Finding Funding Sources
- New York State Grants GatewayThe unified access portal for information regarding state grant opportunities
- Newburgh Free Library List of Resources for Finding GrantsA downloadable, curated list of grants-related resources for both non-profit and profit-making businesses
- Small Business Administration FundingFunding opportunities for for-profit businesses
Writing a Grant Proposal
- Resources for Proposal WritingResources from Foundation Center
- Documents Check-List for Writing a ProposalA 3 part blog from Foundation Center
- Explore Issues in PhilanthropyA range of resources related to the field of philanthropy, from Candid.org
The Foundation Center
The Newburgh Free Library is a Candid Community partner. We offer a variety of free resources that provide funding information to the non-profit and individual grantseeking public.
In addition to the two online databases listed below, the Library has a collection of books, periodicals and videos that cover such topics as grants, foundations, grant proposal writing, non-profit management, and fundraising
Librarians are available to assist you in your funding-related research whenever the Library is open. For help, please feel free to stop by the Reference Desk or call 563-3625.
- FDO makes it easy to turn foundations into funders. It’s the only resource you need to search for the foundations most likely to give you grants and manage your prospects through to funding.
Funded by the Newburgh Free Library.
For Use in the Library Only.
- Details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals.
Funded by the Newburgh Free Library
For Use in the Library Only.
Remote access to FDO
Important News Regarding FDO Essential and Go for the GOLD
Candid has now ended their Covid-era program of remote access to FDO Essential. However, if your nonprofit qualifies, you may still be able to gain access through a new program they are offering.
Candid, formed from the merger of Foundation Center and Guidestar, is not only focused on providing information about grants opportunities for non-profits, but also aims at increasing transparency in the philanthropic world in general. To further this goal, they have created a system of Seals of Transparency, which make information about your nonprofit easily available to potential donors.
Candid’s Go for the Gold program offers one free year of access to FDO Essential to any nonprofit with an annual budget of less than $1M, if it earns a Gold Seal of transparency.(or higher) Just click on the link for details.
If you have questions you can email us at email@example.com.
Selected Books Available at the Newburgh Free Library
These books and many other resources are available from the Newburgh Free Library. To find other books, use the Library Catalog search box just below this list.
- Grant Writing for Dummies byCall Number: GRANT 658.152 BROISBN: 9781119868071Publication Date: 2022-03-29Write award-winning grant proposals that build organizational capacity! For nonprofit and for-profit firms alike, grants can be a singular generator of growth and impact. But many leaders are intimidated and confused by the sometimes-complex grant application process. The truth, however, is that anyone can learn to write and send a powerful grant letter with the right help. In Grant Writing For Dummies, Dr. Beverly Browning draws on over four decades of experience writing grant applications and training grant writers to deliver a comprehensive and easy-to-follow roadmap to drafting and submitting grant applications that get funded. You'll learn to craft the strongest application possible, find the best sources of funding from online databases, and present a realistic project budget plan. You'll also find: Example types of funding requests that demonstrate how to apply the concepts discussed in the book New and updated material walking you through the entire grant-writing process, from beginning to end Writing techniques that capture the imaginations of grant reviewers who decide which applicants walk away empty-handed and which ones receive cash Whether you're looking to fund your nonprofit, grow your business, or develop your research venture, you'll find the guidance you need in Grant Writing For Dummies.
- Nonprofit Management byCall Number: GRANT 658.048 WORISBN: 9781544379982Publication Date: 2020-10-28Michael J. Worth's best-seller, Nonprofit Management: Principles and Practice, provides a comprehensive, insightful overview of key topics nonprofit leaders encounter daily. Worth covers both the governance and management of nonprofit organizations--the scope and structure of the nonprofit sector, leadership of nonprofits, management, fundraising, earned income strategies, financial management, lobbying and advocacy, managing international and global organizations, and social entrepreneurship--helping readers understand what they are and how they work. The text balances research, theory, and practitioner literature with current cases and the most recent data available, making it appropriate for undergraduates, graduate students, and nonprofit professionals.The Sixth Editionhas been updated to include new material regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion; volunteer stewardship; nonprofit executive transitions; models for pursuing earned income; ethical dilemmas and controversial donors; generational differences in the workplace; and an exploration of the role of nonprofits in advancing social movements.
- Successful Grant Writing for Health and Human Service Professionals, Fifth Edition byCall Number: GRANT 361.006 GITISBN: 9780826148032Publication Date: 2020-05-28Following in the tradition of its previous editions, the updated and fully revised fifth edition of this classic guide to grant writing is especially written for health and human service professionals. It provides a comprehensive, systematic, and easy-to-follow, step-wise guide to writing competitive grant proposals for research, education, innovative practices and demonstration projects. Never has the need to advance evidence to improve the health of the public been greater. Generating evidence requires funding and grant writing has become an essential activity for every health and human service professional who must seek funds to advance innovative research, education and practice initiatives.Uniquely focused on developing grant-writing skills as part of a professional's career, this one-of-a-kind guide addresses the full range of essential competencies needed to assure success. The new edition expands coverage on how to compose an effective aims page, how to write a compelling literature review to support significance of a proposal, and describes considerations for specific types of study designs. Additionally, the guide provides a more extensive discussion of mentorship, plus tips for pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. New to the Fifth Edition: Spotlights important new trends that can make or break grant success Features Professional Spotlights reflecting the experiences and advice from successful grant writers - from novice to expert Highlights special considerations for pre-doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows Examines how to write an effective grant application for specific types of study designs Explains how to craft compelling statements about significance and innovation Provides guidelines on mentorship Covers ways to manage post-award activities and offers strategies and templates for documenting grant progress Key Features: Key summary points in every chapter Case examples throughout Strategies for managing a grant writing team and post-award activities Considerations in building a grant writing career and matching your level of experience to funding mechanisms Testimonies from novices and experts describing their unique grant writing experiences
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