Taylor University offers quite a few tools to assist you in the grant-discovery and grant-writing process. The Foundation Center's Funding Information Network provides several databases and the Office of Sponsored Programs offers SpinPlus.
Check out these free resources when you need help:
with the very basics of foundation / grant research
with understanding how grant proposals go together
with getting visual and graphical data about U.S. foundations
with much more...
Grant Resources on this Page
The resources listed to the right provide a ton of freeinformation in the form of proposal templates, self-help videos, charts & graphs on foundation giving or grant awards, and basic reports on U.S. foundation giving.
"Here at GuideStar we gather and disseminate information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. We provide as much information as we can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and so much more...We combine the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources." (Excerpted from About Us page, GuideStar.org)
You can utilize the plethora of resources available to funding seekers at this site, a service of The Foundation Center. Here you can "EXPLORE in-depth content, ENGAGE with a community of peers and experts, and ENERGIZE your fundraising efforts" (About page). You will find videos, podcasts, a Knowledge Base, a synchronous chat service, expert advice on fundraising and management, training videos and on-sight, in-person training events, and much more. View the Infographic about what GrantSpace has to offer.
"The Foundation Center's Foundation Stats provides the most comprehensive resource available for generating tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community" (About page).
"Permission to use, copy, and/or distribute any data generated from Foundation Stats in whole or in part for internal purposes without fee is granted provided that the appropriate credit to the Foundation Center is included in copies of all individual documents" (FAQs page).
"Tables and charts in Foundations are based all active U.S. independent, corporate, community, and grantmaking operating foundations, while data from Grants is based on individual grant records of $10,000 or more awarded by 1,000 of the largest U.S. foundations by giving" (FAQs page).