Grant Center Programs

Grant Center Program Schedule


Introduction to Finding Grants

Learn what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course.

  • You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:
  • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations.
  • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.

In- person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research.

Tuesday, February 22: 2:00pm – 3:30pm, Brownlee Woods -Career and Job Center

Introduction to Proposal Writing

This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.  It will include:

  • The basic elements of a proposal
  • The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal
  • How to follow up whether the answer is yes or no
  • 30 minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline

Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You?

Starting a nonprofit can seem terrifically complicated–is it worth it?  This class can help you decide.

Introduction to Project Budgets

Are you ready to start fundraising for your project or idea, but don’t know what and how much to ask for? If preparing a budget for your foundation grant is holding you back, come learn the basic elements of how to draft a project budget with confidence!

Introduction to Corporate Giving

Corporate grantmakers are different from traditional foundations in many ways.  This class provides a basic overview of the different types of corporate giving, what motivates corporations to give, and how to find potential corporate partners.


Introduction to Fundraising Planning

Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts?  Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.


Introduction to Grants Research

A two-hour computer lab providing staff assistance in using Foundation Center databases


Introduction to Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Explore the updated and improved version of Foundation Grants to Individuals Online to search for scholarships, art projects and scientific research funding.