Grants & Foundation Center

What is the Grants & Foundation Center at UAA?

The Grants & Foundation Center collection at the UAA/APU Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage is one of over 300 Cooperating Collections affiliated with the national Foundation Center organization, headquartered in New York City. The collection is open to the public, and offers free access to materials on a wide variety of topics related to grants, fundraising, proposal writing, and managing nonprofit organizations.

Who can use the Grants & Foundation Center Collection?

The collection is available to the public during the Consortium Library’s open hours. Some materials must be used in the Library, but others are available to be checked out with a UAA Wolfcard, APU card, or a library card from the Anchorage Public Library.

Where is the Grants & Foundation Center Collection located?

The Grants & Foundation Center collection is located on the first floor of the Consortium Library, behind the pendulum near the Reference Desk. Librarians are available to assist users with the collection during regular library hours. No appointment is necessary. You may also make an appointment for individual assistance by calling 907-786-1848.

What does the Grants & Foundation Center Collection offer?

The collection contains a variety of resources that individuals and nonprofit organizations can use to research funding opportunities from foundations and corporations. Examples of materials in the collection include directories of grantmakers, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, resources on writing proposals, and many others. There are also electronic databases available from the Foundation Center and other sources to search for grants and funding.

How can I find out more?

For more information, please call 907-786-1848, use the Ask a Librarian online form, or visit us at the Consortium Library.



Grants & Foundation Center Databases

SPIN
Sponsored Programs Information Network -- a database of funding resources. Available to UAA community.

The Sponsored Program Information Network is a funding database for faculty and administrators, colleges and universities, hospitals, libraries, and other research institutions in the United States. It is updated daily with funding announcements from federal and state agencies, and corporate, national and community foundations. It also includes announcements published in the Federal Register and Commerce Business Daily. Purchase of this database has been funded by the UAA Office of Academic Affairs.


Foundation Directory Online
Most comprehensive and current online source on foundation grants. NOTE! Available in the Consortium Library only.

Includes detailed information on 76,000+ foundations, links to current foundation 990-PF tax filings, crucial facts on 350,000 grants, including the purpose of the grant, and a searchable index of 337,000+ trustees, officers, and donors. Also includes a tutorial for how to search Foundation Directory Online, as well as links to FAQs, additional resources, and the Foundation Center homepage.


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Database of programs that award grants to individuals. NOTE! Available in the Consortium Library only.

This unique online foundation database of over 5,600 grantmaker programs that award grants to individuals is searchable by foundation name, foundation city, foundation state, field of interest, type of support, geographic focus, company name, school name, and free text search.


GrantStation
Comprehensive resource for locating current information on all types of funders. NOTE! Available in the Consortium Library only.

Created by fundraisers, for fundraisers, GrantStation is a comprehensive source for information on all types of funders. Includes grant information, deadlines for private and federal funding opportunities, funder profiles, as well as helpful information for proposal writing.