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Grants Resource Center

Your Local Funding Information Resource

The Library is a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center.
The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, plus a dozen other countries. As a Network Partner, the Worcester Public Library provides free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving resources, useful to the first-time grantseeker, seasoned fundraiser, and individuals seeking educational funding.

Free information for nonprofits about funding sources

  • Designed to serve the needs of grant seekers, funders and donors, offers information to nonprofit organizations and individuals.
  • Targeted primarily to nonprofit 501c(3) organizations that receive private foundation grants, and whose purposes are charitable, educational, scientific, religious, literary, or cultural.

Grants Resource Center's collection includes:
• Print material on foundation, corporate and government funding.
• Databases providing quick access to funders nationwide.
• Resources on fund-raising, non-profit management, proposal writing and budgeting.

Free public access to:

Foundation Directory Online
In-depth information on nearly one million grant opportunities from over 140,000 grant makers, including grant maker profiles, grants publications and 990s — all updated weekly.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
A database of foundations that provide individuals with funding support for scholarships, fellowships, program development, research, awards and more.

The databases are only available within the Main Library building and accessible by using the Library’s computers or wifi network.

Location and hours:
Located on the second floor of the Worcester Public Library at 3 Salem Square, Worcester, MA, the Center is free and open to the public during all regular library hours. No appointment necessary.

Free orientation:
An overview of the funding research process and demonstration on the use of the Center's paper and electronic resources is available. Call 508-799-1655, Option 3 to learn about orientation dates and registration information.

The Center does not give grants, write grants, or perform grant research. It is an information resource.



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