Grant Seeker

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The Grant Collection is a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center, the foremost publisher of private funding materials.


As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management. Printed Resources Include: Foundation Directories, Grant Directories, guides to the grantseeking process, and guides to proposal writing.



Electronic Resources

Foundation Directory Online

(avaible online at the Library)

- Over 90,000 grantmaker profiles
- Over 900,000 recent grants
- More than 400,000 trustees,officers, and donors
- Program details and application guidelines for leading grantmakers
- Sponsoring company information for corporate grantmakers


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

(available online at the Library)

 - Educational Support- scholarships, fellowships, loans, and interships
- Arts and cultural support
- Awards, prizes, and grants by nomination
- Employees/families of employees at specific companies
- Research and professional support
- General welfare and special needs


(available online at the Library)

Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid's data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.


The Michigan Foundation Directory

(available in print and CD-ROM)


Features profiles of over 2,500 Michigan foundations and corporate givers, as well as 295 funders outside the state that support Michigan nonprofits. The CD-ROM features a new searchable grants database including 16,500 grants.

Philanthropy In/Sight


Philanthropy In/Sight

Council of Michigan Foundations


The Council of Michigan Foundations is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership association of more than 350 grantmaking organizations working together to strengthen, promote and increase philanthropy in Michigan.