Grant Center Programs

Grant Center Program Schedule 2020

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, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 28




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 18


Is Starting a Nonprofit Right For You?

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

Main Library-Career and Job Center

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

Main Library-Computer Center

Main Library,  6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 3

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 February 25



Introduction to Corporate Giving-Dates and Locations-TBA

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.

Main Library-Career and Job Center

Main Library,9:30 a.m., Saturday, February 1





Introduction to Foundation Directory Online

Looking for grants for your nonprofit organization?  Come learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO) at the main library.  90% of U.S. Foundations don’t have websites!  Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 140,000 grantmaker profiles.

Main Library-Computer Center

Main  Library,6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10


Introduction to Foundation Grants to Individuals Online-Dates and Locations-TBA

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