Thursday, June 21, 2007

Grant of the Week: Tournées Festival

Bring contemporary French cinema to your college or university campus! The French American Cultural Exchange is accepting applications for the Tournées Festival Grant Program.

Selected institutions will be awarded grants of $1,800 each to show five films. To be eligible for a grant, you must be affiliated with an American university or college with non-profit status. Application Deadline is July 31, 2007.

For more information visit:

Monday, June 18, 2007

Grant of the Week: Home Depot - Affordable Housing Built Responsibly

Letters of Inquiry are due July 1, 2007, for the Home Depot "Affordable Housing Built Responsibly" Grant.

The Home Depot Foundation whose mission it is to help "creat[e] healthy, livable communities through the integration of affordable housing built responsibly and the preservation and restoration of community trees," makes grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charities and its Canadian equivalent only.

Full applications must be completed and submitted online by September 15, 2007. "Preference is given to proposals that include community engagement that result in the production, preservation, or financing of housing units for low- to moderate-income families..."

For more information regarding this request for proposals, visit:

Thursday, June 14, 2007

"RSP Funding" Databases Temporarily Unavailable

Reference Services Press, publisher of RSP Funding Databases for "Graduates," "Undergraduates," and "Postgraduates & Professionals" has recently made a switch from using an external database vendor (WebSPIRS Databases) to distribute their funding information to making this information available themselves directly to libraries and other institutions who subscribe.

Due to these changes, RSP Funding databases are currently unavailable. We are working with the publisher to reinstate access as soon as possible.

Please contact Nikki Busch at with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this transition.

Thank you for your patience.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Grant of the Week: The Big Read

The National Endowment for the Arts in conjunction with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest is accepting grant applications now through July 31st for "The Big Read"!

The Big Read program seeks to, "restore reading to the center of American culture" by "provid[ing] citizens with the opportunity to read and discuss a single book within their communities."

For more information on The Big Read visit:
To read more Requests for Proposals in the area of "Arts and Culture" visit:

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

13th Annual Fundraising & Development for Nonprofits Conference = Time very well spent!

If you've ever had the chance to attend this wonderful 3-day event which takes place at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Business School each spring, you already know what I mean.

If not, you'll definitely want to check out the conference web site at: . And, though you'll need to wait until next year to experience the exciting and intensive educational environment that is the Fund Raising and Development for Nonprofits Conference, you'll be glad that you're now "in the know".

Don Gray, Nancy Francisco-Welke, Boris Frank and Mark Lefebvre were just a few of the very fine speakers and presenters at this year's informative and inspirational gathering.

Plus, (if you thought it couldn't get any better) there's even a scholarship competition available to attendees, !

Perhaps I'll see you there next year...