The University Grant Library
The University of Findlay has numerous volumes by The Foundation
Center and other organizations that can be utilized for researching funding
sources. These volumes are located in the Office of Sponsored Programs
in CROY 206. A list of the volumes is attached. Again, since most of these volumes are several years old, it is suggested that you use them as an
initial resource only.
Foundation Center Cooperating Collections
The Foundation Center has over 200 libraries across the United
States that house cooperating collections for the Center. There is a collection
at the reservation desk at the Hancock County Library.
The cooperating collections consist of directories, newsletters, IRS Form 990s,
and an online FC Search Database which are used to research sources of
grant funding from foundations.
There are a few central websites where
you can access information about Request for Proposals (RFPs) or grant
guidelines that have been issued by different funding agencies.
Researching Federal Agencies:
of Federal Domestic Assistance
Researching State Agencies:
Board of Regents
- Ohio Department
of Public Safety
- Ohio Department of Development
Department of Education
Department of Health
Researching Public,Private, and
- The Foundation Center
- Fundsnet Services Online
The Office of Sponsored Programs has purchased a
subscription to BigOnline, a searchable database that allows users to locate
funding opportunities from over 25,000 foundations and corporate donors.
Funding sources can be located utilizing keyword searches or geographic
searches by state or county. Links to the tax information or 990 forms of these
organizations are also available through this subscription.
To utilize the system or ask for
assistance in finding funding sources through BigOnline, call or email Tricia Valasek with any of the following information:
- Keywords that best describe your research interests
(e.g. aging, cancer, rural health, biotechnology, brain disorders,
theater). Grants personnel will use the keywords to match your research
interests with available funding opportunities.
- List of all agencies, foundations, or funding sources
for which you would like detailed information.
- Name of university that received funding you're
interested in accessing.