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Recommended Books & Journals
American Art Directory
A yearly publication covering art museums, arts centers, and art educational institutions related to the artistic community in the United States.
Foundation Grants to Individuals by
Call Number: AS911.A2 F67 2015
Publication Date: 2015
The most comprehensive directory available of private grantmakers, public charities and corporate giving programs in the United States that provide financial assistance to individuals.
Guide to Getting Arts Grants by
Call Number: NX705.5.U6 L53 2006
Publication Date: 2006
Hands-on examples and how-to exercises are provided for every situation: from creating artists' statements, to writing letters, fellowship applications, and arts-organization applications, to being ready for that all-important site visit.
Foundation Directory Online
Contains information about the largest 10,000 public and private grantmakers in the U.S. and links to foundation web sites for finding funding. Give information here specific to people looking for arts grants. Why use this?
Guidestar Non-Profit Reports 990
Basic data on non-profit organizations, including foundations, from their IRS 990 tax forms. Information typically given is the purpose of the foundation & annual budget.
Tips for Finding Grants
Define your project before searching for a grant.
- Define the scope of what you want to accomplish.
- List the supplies, labor, travel, or other resources you will need.
- Itemize all costs, including your own time, into a budget.