Grant Center Programs

Grant Center Program Schedule 2019

To register, call (330) 744-8636 and ask for the Information Services Department or register for a program online by clicking the links below.


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.

Main Library-Career and Job Center

Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, January 26

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 18

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 15


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

Main Library-Career and Job Center

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 19

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 7

Main Library, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 7

Main Library, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2


Grants Research Lab Using Foundation Directory Online or Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Research private grantmakers using Foundation Directory Online or Foundation Grants to Individuals databases to find potential funding sources for your nonprofit organization or for you as a student, artist or researcher

Main Library-Career and Job Center

Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 9

Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, June 22

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 29


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!

Main Library-Career and Job Center

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19

Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 28

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 12


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.

Main Library-Career and Job Center

Main Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14

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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.

Main Library Meeting Room

Main Library, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9

Main Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 22