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.
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2017
These resources are available in the Zondervan Library at the Guest Access computer stations (4 along east wall on Main level).
Please stop by the Ask desk for directions to these stations.
See the tab entitled More Foundation Directory Resources for
guides and handouts to ehance your use of these tools.
- Foundation Directory Online, Professional edition
Get access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of over 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of thousands of sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of millions recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over a million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. (excerpted from the FAQs on the FDO Pro web site).
- Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
"The information in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is compiled from IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF), foundation web sites, annual reports, printed application guidelines, the philanthropic press, and various other sources...New and updated foundation data appear weekly" (excerpted from the FAQs on the FGIO web site).
- Foundation Maps
"Foundation Maps combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, users can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before. Plus, users can overlay grant data with their choice of over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs" (excerpted from the About Us page on the web site).
Taylor University's Network Community Outreach and Training coordinator is Tanya Ford, from the University Advancement office.
Questions about setting up outside training opportunities should be directed to her.