Friday, July 27, 2007

New! Save and Email records in Foundation Directory Online!

Yes, it's true! You can now print, save, or email records from the Foundation Directory Online Professional database. This long-awaited feature is sure to make many a grant researcher happy.

Here's the gist: While viewing your results list, mark the records you want to include and then a) Print or save the list of "marked" grantmakers or b) Print or save the marked records themselves. Files are saved as a pdf only. When printing or saving from this screen, only the information from the main tab is included.

From the record view, you can not only save and print the on-screen info, but also EMAIL it to yourself - or whomever you choose!

Wow! Thanks, Foundation Center!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Grant of the Week: Best Buy Teach Award

The Best Buy Teach Award Program is accepting applications for its 2008 award program. The purpose of this program, which in 2007 gave awards to more than 20 Wisconsin schools, is to "recognize creative uses of interactive technology in K-12 classrooms."

This year the program will be giving awards to more than 1,500 US schools in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card or Best Buy spending account." Applications are due September 30, 2007.


  • K-12 public, private and parochial schools using interactive technology in classrooms are eligible to apply.
  • Schools must be within 50 miles of a Best Buy store to apply.

For more information on this program and for application details, visit:

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Last Workshop aimed at Nonprofits until Fall

This coming Tuesday, July 23rd, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, the Grants Information Collection will be holding our free workshop, Finding Grants for Nonprofit Organizations for the final time this summer.

Don't worry, they're be more in the fall. But, if you were hoping to learn about foundation grants for nonprofit organizations, this will be your last opportunity for this workshop until late September.

For more information on this workshop or other free workshops offered by the Grants Information Collection, visit

Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Grant of the Week: Defending Freedoms

The Herb Block Foundation is currently seeking proposals for its Defending Basic Freedoms grant program.

The aim of this program is to "safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in America's Bill of Rights, to help eliminate all forms of prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public."

Letters of Inquiry are due October 10, 2007. Applicants must be nonprofit organizations located in the United States with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.

For more information on the Herb Block Foundation or their Defending Basic Freedoms grant, visit:

Friday, July 6, 2007

Grant of the Week: Young Explorers Grants

The National Geographic Society offers "seed grants to individuals between the ages of 18 and 25 to pursue research, conservation and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic's existing grant programs."

Fields of study covered, include:

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Astronomy
  • Biology
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Oceanography
  • Paleontology

While applicants are not required to possess advanced degrees, a "record of prior experience ... should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project."

Indeed, this grant program "provide[s] the opportunity for many recipients to pursue their first experiences in the field."

For more information on the Young Explorers Grant program, visit: