The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. Grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level.

Their NEW LOCATION is in the Financial District: 32 Old Slip, 24th Floor New York, NY 10005 212-620-4230

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following FREE training opportunities:

Introduction to Finding Grants
This newly revised class will teach  attendees how the Centers resources can help make them more effective grantseekers. For beginners, this introduction to the library provides instruction in foundation research and identification of potential funders. A tour of the library will follow. 

October 25, Tuesday, 11 am - 12:30 pm, Classroom

October 26, Wednesday, 2 - 3 pm, Webinar

November 10, Thursday, 2 - 3:30 pm, Classroom 

November 29, Tuesday, 1 - 2:30 pm, Classroom 

Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts
If you are an individual involved in the arts and looking for funding to complete a project, mount an exhibition, put on a performance, conduct research, or anything else arts-related, Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts will show you how to:
*Identify funders in the arts. 
*Explore the option of fiscal sponsorship. 
*Create a step-by-step plan to find funding for your  needs as an individual grantseeker. 


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

November 18                  Friday                       11:00am - 12:30pm         Classroom

November 30                 Tuesday                       2:00pm - 3:00pm          Webinar

December 15                 Thursday                      1:00pm - 2:30pm          Classroom 

Proposal Writing In Spanish - Principios de la Redacion de Propuestas


Introduction to Project Budgets
Learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal.
This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will cover such topics as:

What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it? 
What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? 
How do you determine reasonable costs? 
What types of expenses are considered "overhead"? 
What other financial documents will funders want to see?

November 9                 Wednesday                      3:00pm - 4:30pm          Classroom

December 14               Wednesday                      2:00pm - 3:00pm          Webinar

December 15               Thursday                          3:00pm - 4:30pm          Classroom 



How to Approach a Foundation        
Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings; and build partnerships with donors. This class is intended for fundraisers with some experience, though not necessarily with foundations.             

Classes are held at:
The Foundation Center
32 Old Slip, 24th Floor New York, NY 10005

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