©: Evelyn Daniel
Revised 5/24/2001.







Online Resources ... Books ... Articles ... Funding Source Directories



Summer 2001

Online Resources. See Funding Sources for a brief annotated list of web sites. The first one listed (Grants Web) may include everything you need but I've included a few more sites -- divided into public and private with some particular state level sites included using Illinois as an example.

One site of special interest to library folks is the Institute of Museum and Library Services. If you haven't selected a different agency for your proposal project, the Application Guidelines for IMLS Programs may be useful for you to follow as they provide lots of details and downloadable forms.


Books and Articles on Grantsmanship

2001, A Space Reality; Strategies for Obtaining Funding for New Library Space. SPEC kit compiled by Paula T. Kaufman and Aubrey H. Mitchell. Washington, D.C. : Association of Research Libraries, Office of Management Services, 1994.

Barber, Peggy and Linda D. Crowe. Getting your Grant; a How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman, 1992.

Bauer, David G. The "How to" Grants Manual; Successful Grantseeking Techniques for Obtaining Public and Private Grants. 4th ed. Oryx Press, 1999. HG 177 .B38 1995.

Bauer, David G. Educator's Internet Funding Guide : Classroom Connect's Reference Guide for Technology Funding. NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1997. Includes a CD-Rom.

Blum, Laurie. The Complete Guide to Getting a Grant; How to Turn Your Ideas into Dollars. New York : John Wiley & Sons, 1996.

Carlson, Mim. Winning Grants Step by Step: Support Centers of America’s Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing, and Writing Successful Proposals. Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Chelekis, George C. The Action Guide to Government Grants, Loans, and Giveaways; The Comprehensive Guide to Gettting Millions of Dollars in Grants, Loan Guarantees, Loans, and Other Financial Help from Federal and State Government Sources. New York: Perigee Books, 1993.

Dewey, Barbara I. Raising Money for Academic and Research Libraries; A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1991.

The Foundation Center's User-Friendly Guide; Grantseeker's Guide to Resources. Judith B. Margolin, ed. New York: The Center, 1994.

Fraser, Jane, 1954- Professional Proposal Writing. Brookfield, VT: Gower, 1995.

Frey, Robert S. Successful Proposal Strategies for Small Business[es]; Winning Government, Private Sector, and International Contracts. Boston: Artech House, 1997.

Geever, Jane C. and Patricia McNeill. The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing. Rev. ed. New York: The Foundation Center, 1997.

Gitlin, Laura N. and Kevin J. Lyons. Successful Grant Writing; Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals. New York: Springer, 1996.

Golden, Susan L. Secrets of Successful Grantsmanship; A Guerrilla Guide to Raising Money. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.

Government assistance almanac [biennial publication]. Washington, D.C. : Foggy Bottom Publications, c1985- .

Hall-Ellis, Sylvia D. Grantsmanship for Small Libraries and School Library Media Centers. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1999.

Himmelstein, Jerome L. Looking Good and Doing Good: Corporate Philanthropy and Corporate Power. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1997.

How to Create and Present Successful G overnment Proposals; Techniques for Today's Tough Economy. James W. Hill, Timothy Whalen, ed. Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1993.

How to Write a Successful Research Grant Application: A Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists. Plenum Press, 1995.

Jasmine, Julia. Writing Grants; A Complete Guide to Educators. Huntington Beach, CA : Teacher Created Materials, 1996.

Lauffer, Armand. Grants, etc. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1997.

Levy, Reynold. Give and Take: A Candid Account of Corporate Philanthropy. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1999.

Locke, Lawrence F. Proposals that Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2000.

Miner, Lynn E., Jeremy T. Miner and Jerry Griffith. Proposal Planning & Writing. 2nd ed. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx, 1998. TEXT

The Nonprofit Handbook. Fund Raising. 2nd ed. NY: Wiley, 1997.

Orlich, Donald C. Designing Successful Grant Proposals. Alexandria, VA : Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1996.

Parsigian, Elise K. Proposal Savvy: Creating Successful Proposals for Media Projects. Sage Publications, 1996.

Philanthropy and the Nonprofit Sector in a Changing America, ed. Chas. T. Clotfelter and Thos. Ehrlich. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ. Press, 1999.

Reif-Lehrer, Liane. The Grant Application Writer's Handbook. Boston: Jones and Bartlett, 1995.

Ries, Joanne B. and Carl G. Leukefeld. Applying for Research Funding; Getting Started and Getting Funded. Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage, 1995.

Ries, Joanne B. and Carl G. Leukefeld. The Research Funding Guidebook; Getting it, Managing it & Renewing it. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 1998.

Ruskin, Karen B. Grantwriting, Fundraising, and Partnerships: Strategies that Work! Corwin Press, 1995.

Schaff, Terry. The Fundraising Planner: A Working Model for Raising the Dollars You Need. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.

Sheldon, K. Scott. Successful Corporate Fund Raising: Effective Strategies for Today's Nonprofits. NY: Wiley, 2000.

Steele, Victoria and Stephen D. Elder. Becoming a Fundraiser; The Principles and Practice of Library Development. 2nd ed. Chicago: ALA, 2000. TEXT.

Swan, James. Fundraising for the Small Public Library : a How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians. New York : Neal-Schuman Publishers, 1990.

Vivian, Kaye. Winning Proposals: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Proposal Process. Issued by the Management of an Accounting Practice Committee. Jersey City, NJ: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 1993.

Weeden, Curt. Corporate Social Investing; the Breaking-Through Strategy for Giving and Getting Corporate Contributions. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1998.


Bayley, Linda, "Grant Me this; How to Write a Winning Grant Proposal," School Library Journal 41(9) (Sept.95: 126-129.

Bullerdiek, Harry W., "Pay Attention to the (Unwritten) Grant Process," PA Times (American society for Public Administration) 22(1) (Jan 99) 1-4.

Camerena, Janet, "A Wealth of Information on Foundations and the Grant Seeking Process," Computers in Libraries www.infotoday.com/cilmag/may00/camarena.htm. 20(5) (May 2000): 7p.

"Developing and Writing Grant Proposals," The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CEDA) www.cfda.gov/public/cat-writing.htm. accessed 5/21/01.

Gothberg, Helen and Edith Ferrill. "New Sources for Grants and Grant Writing," Reference Services Review, Summer 1993, 17-30+.

Hoffman, Irene M. "Fundraising: A Selected List of Internet Resources," College & Research Library News (Nov 1995) 692-693, 717.

Hofmann, Mary R., "Think Money in the Bank for your School," Book Report 17(1) (May/Jun 98): 22-24.

Karges-Bone, Linda, "Grant Writing; the Mini(Grant) is Back and Looks Better than Ever," New good Apple Newspaper 28(2) (Nov/Dec2000): 18-20.

Martin, Irene, "Winning Grants for Church Programs," Your Church 44(3) (May/Jun 98): 68-70.

New, Cheryl C. and James A. Quick, "Steering Your Way to a Winning Grant Proposal," Technology & Learning 19(10) (Jun 99): 6-10.

Orlich, Donald C., "Designing a Winning Grant Proposal," Educational Leadership 57(7) (Apr 2000): 70-72.

"Proposal Writing Short course," The Foundation Center. fdncenter.org/learn/shortcourse/prop1.htm. Accessed 5/21/2001. (Note: Cite doesn't always come up. You may have to use the index or site map)

Rieck, Dean, "Powerful Fund-Raising Letters -- From A to Z," 3 part article in Fund Raising Management 29(2) (Apr 98): 25-29; 29(3) (May 98): 30-34; 29(4) (Jun 98): 28-32.

Sliger, Bruce and Terry mcLeod, "A 10-Minute Lesson in Technology Grant Writing," Techniques: Making Education & Career Connections 72(7) *Oct 97): 32-34.

Sosa, Maria, et al., eds. "Fund-Raising for the Media Center," pp. 77-96 in their Great Explorations: Discovering Science in the Library. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1992.

Directories of Funding Sources

Bauer, David G. The Complete Grants Sourcebook for Higher Education. 3d ed. Oryx, 1995. UIUC CALL NUMBER: Q 378.02 B326C 1995.

The Big Book of Library Grant Money. Prepared by the Taft Group for the American Library Association, Chicago: 1994-. (Latest ed - 1998/99). UIUC - 1998/99 ed. LIS Library Reference: 021.8302573 B482 (earlier editions in LIS Library circulating collection, same call number).

The Foundation Directory. New York: Foundation Center. UIUC - 23rd ed. (2001) Law Reference: AS 911 .A2 F65, 22nd ed. (2000) Reference Library: 378.32 F82 (earlier editions in Main Stacks at 378.32 F82; also some scattered earlier editions in other campus libraries).

The Foundation Grants Index. (serial) New York: Foundation Center. UIUC - 29th ed. (2001) Reference Library: 378.32 F823 (earlier editions in Main Stacks, same call number).

Foundation Grants to Individuals. (serial) New York: Foundation Center. UIUC - 9th edition (1995) Reference Library: 001.44 F82 F823.

The Foundation 1000; in-depth profile of the 1000 largest U.S. foundations. (Serial) New York: Foundation Center. UIUC - 1994/95 ed. Commerce Reference: 361.7632025 F822 (earlier editions in Main Stacks, same call number).

Grant$ for Libraries and Information Services . (serial) UIUC - 1993/1994 ed. LIS Library Reserves: 027.0079 G767 (earlier editions in LIS Library circulating collection, same call number).

National Data Book of Foundations. (annual) New York: Foundation Center. UIUC - 13th edition (1989) Main Stacks: 361.763025 F82F 1989

National Guide to Funding for Libraries and Information Services. New York: The Foundation Center. UIUC - 5th ed (1999) LIS Library Reference: 025.110973 N2131999; 3rd ed (1995) LIS Library circulating collection, same call number; 2nd ed (1993) Grainger Engineering Library Reference and Main Stacks, same call number.