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Foundation Center Reference Collection

(Located on the top floor of the Headquarters Library)

  • The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing
  • The Foundation Directory
  • The Foundation Directory, Part II
  • Foundation Fundamentals
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • Foundation Giving Trends
  • Foundation Yearbook
  • Guia para Escribir Propuestas
  • The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals
  • Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs
  • International Grantmaking
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving
  • Philanthropy Annual

Other Reference Books

  • South Carolina Foundation Directory
  • The “How To” Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

Periodicals & News Services

The Chronicle of Philanthrophy: The Newspaper of the Nonprofit World
Philanthropy News Digest. Published by the Foundation Center, PND is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Online

Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Clearinghouse for information about grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies
A new website from The Foundation Center designed specifically for grantseekers.

National Council of Nonprofits

The Foundation Center
Includes information on foundations, the grantseeking process and more. Produces the Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Selected Local Foundations and Grantmaking Agencies

Mary Black Foundation

Spartanburg County Foundation

The Arts Partnership of Greater Spartanburg

United Way of the Piedmont

Books Available for Checkout

“Thank You for Submitting Your Proposal”: A Foundation Director Reveals What Happens Next
658.15224 Teitel

Grant Writing for Dummies
658.15224 Browning

Grassroot Grants: An Activist’s Guide
658.15224 Robinson

Storytelling for Grantseekers: A Guide to Creative Nonprofit Fundraising
658. 15224 Clarke

The “How To” Grants Manual: Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants
658.15244 Bauer

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Grant Writing
658.15224 Thompson

The Everything Grant Writing Book: Create the Perfect Proposal to Raise the Funds You Need
658.15224 Smith

The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need
658.15224 Karsh

Winning Grants: Step by Step
658.15224 Carlson

Writing Grant Proposals That Win
658.15224 Writing