Another good source to find information on grant seeking is the Foundation Center's web site.

The Foundation Center produces a subscription database called the Foundation Directory Online which is very useful for finding private funders.
You can get access to the database by going to a Foundation Center "cooperating collection" near you. Cooperating collections are often in libraries and provide access to materials and databases from the Foundation Center.

From the FC web site:
"Participants in the Foundation Center's Cooperating Collections network are libraries or nonprofit information centers that provide fundraising information and other funding-related technical assistance in their communities. Cooperating Collections agree to provide free public access to the Center's online databases and a basic collection of Foundation Center publications during a regular schedule of hours, offering free funding research guidance to all visitors. Many also provide a variety of other services for local nonprofit organizations, using staff or volunteers to prepare special materials, organize workshops, or conduct orientations."

To see if there is a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection near you go to:

The library I work in has cooperating collection and is used pretty regularly.

Best Regards,

Martha Sullivan
New Jersey State Library
PO Box 520 (mailing address)
185 West State Street (street address)
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone: 609-278-2640 x103
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From: Medical Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mary Spalding
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 12:15 PM
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Subject: Re: Grants

To look for federal grants, use  You can search different categories there.

There are lots of pay sites to search for foundation or private grants, but I usually can find them by just googling "foundation grants," "private grants," etc.  You can add the word "technology" as well.  Perhaps try "grants technology higher education," too.

Always check who is eligible to apply for grants before passing them on.  Make sure your institution is among the types that are able to apply.  Of course, check due dates and make sure even a date for a letter of proposal hasn't passed--I missed a deadline recently because I didn't read the fine print!

Some federal grants are on yearly cycles, so if you've missed this year's deadline you may be able to apply for the next year's--it usually takes some time to come up with a concept and partners before actually applying, so short deadlines are not workable unless you have a project already in mind that can fit into the funder's parameters.

States sometimes have money for technology, so I would check that, too, but you'd be more likely to find something (I think) from the feds or a private funder.

Good luck!

On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 10:18 AM, seconlibrary <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi,
> The president of my college has asked me to find information about 
> grants
> that are available for technology. These are not necessarily for the 
> library
> but the college in general.
> Does anyone know of a good source or sources for finding grants?
> --
> Michael Garcia, Director of Library Services St. Elizabeth College of 
> Nursing
> 2215 Genesee St.
> Utica, NY 13501
> 315-798-8209
> [log in to unmask]

Mary Spalding, MA, MLIS
Program Coordinator
Western Maryland Area Health Education Center
600 Memorial Avenue, South Wing Suite 4
Cumberland, MD  21502
301-777-9150, Ext. 116 - voice
301-777-2649 - fax
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(Phone number and email same as above)

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