Grant Center Programs

Grant Center Program Schedule 2018

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 27

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 17

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

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 9


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-Meeting Room

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 20

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 1

Main Library, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 8

Main Library, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, November 3


Getting Started With Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Learn effective strategies for finding funders that support individuals with the Foundation Center’s online funding database.

Main Library-Career and Job Center

Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10

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

Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 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-Meeting Room

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 20

Main Library, 9:30 a.m., Saturday, September 15

Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 13


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 15

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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 10

Main Library, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 23