Finding Grants & Foundations
Need help finding grants? The Helm-Cravens Library has a great deal of grant information, and is a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection.
The Foundation Center is an independent national organization that collects and provides authoritative information on foundation and corporate giving. As a Cooperating Collection, WKU provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. Use the Helm-Cravens Library's affiliation with the Foundation Center to research funding opportunities for both individuals and nonprofit organizations.
WKU's Cooperating Collection provides free access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic resources. These fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders, and interactive mapping tools. The Foundation Center Website at www.foundationcenter.org/ also has a fair amount of materials available for free.
The Cooperating Collection is part of the Helm-Cravens Library. Note: Foundation Center electronic resources can only be accessed on the computers in Helm-Cravens Library.
WKUat WKU are happy to provide more in-depth training on any of the Foundation Center resources. Call 270-745-6125 to make an appointment with a Librarian.
Grantspace -- Free information and resources specifically designed to help grantseekers.
Glasspockets – a Foundation Center initiative to bring transparency to the world of philanthropy.
Grants.gov – the starting point to find and apply for all federal grants.
Need more detailed information directly from the source?
The Foundation Center's Online librarians answer questions relating to nonprofits, foundations, fundraising & more.
Remember, the Foundation Center electronic resources can only be accessed on the computers at the Helm-Cravens Library. To schedule training, call the Research Desk at 270-745-6125 to schedule an appointment with a Librarian.
Dr. Bryan M. Carson
906 Cravens Library
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101-1067
Phone: (270) 745-5007
FAX: (270) 745-2275