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Fundraising

Conservation Grants Center. Funding for conservation, ecology, environment and natural resource projects. The online newsletter, Grant News, provides information on current funding opportunities. Source: Conservation Grants Center; http://www.conservationgrants.com/.

Directory of Funding Sources. The River Network lists over 300 private, corporate and federal funding sources for river and watershed groups. Source: River Network; www.rivernetwork.org/library/dfund.

Environmental Grant Making Foundations. Resources for Global Sustainability. 2001. A printed directory and CD-ROM of environmental grant-making foundations. Source: Resources for Global Sustainability, Inc., P.O. Box 3665, Cary, NC 27519-3665; or call (800) 724-1857; http://www.environmentalgrants.com/.

**The Environmental Grantmakers Association. The EGA (Environmental Grantmakers Association) is a voluntary association of foundations and giving programs concerned with the protection of the natural environment. 437 Madison Ave., 37th Floor, New York, NY 10022; or call (212) 812- 4260; http://www.ega.org/.

Environmental Support Center. Provides environmental organizations with training and organizational assistance, technology assistance, an environmental loan program, and workplace solicitation and state environmental leadership. The ESC can help organizations improve their effectiveness in areas such as planning, fundraising, organizing, board development, communications, computer skills, leadership development, diversity issues and financial management. Source: Environmental Support Center, 1500 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 25, Washington, DC 20005; or call (202) 331-9700; http://www.envsc.org/.

FishAmerica Foundation. Offers small grants for grassroots conservation projects. 225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 420, Alexandria, VA 22314; or call (703)-519-9691; http://www.fishamerica.org/.

**Forum for Regional Associations of Grantmakers. The RAG (Regional Association of Grantmakers) is a national network made up of local leaders and organizations across the world that lends support to needing charities. Suite 650, 1111 19th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036; or call (202) 467- 0055; http://www.givingforum.org/.

**Foundations.org. You will find a list of foundation links. http://www.foundations.org/.

**The Foundation Center. Provides many fundraising and nonprofit development resources including directories and CD-ROMs of foundations. Offices are located in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Ohio and Georgia. Call (800) 424-9836; http://www.fdncenter.org/.

**The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing. Jane C. Geever and Patricia McNeil, 1993. 191 pages. Foundation Center, 79 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10036-3076, 800-424-9836. Covers all aspects of putting together a proposal, from setting funding priorities to proposal packaging. Comments from funders are sprinkled throughout the book. To order, contact 520 SW 6th Ave., #1130, Portland OR, 97204; www.rivernetwork.org/marketplace.

**The Foundation Center's User-Friendly Guide: A Grantseeker's Guide to Resources. Margaret Morth and Sarah Collins, eds., 1996. 40 pages. Explains in easy to understand terms all the print and electronic information available for research. Although the focus is primarily foundations, it covers corporate, government, and individual giving as well as how to write a proposal. To order, contact 520 SW 6th Ave, #1130, Portland, OR 97204; www.rivernetwork.org/marketplace.

**Foundation Fundamentals: A Guide for Grantseekers. Mitchell F. Naufts, ed., 1994. 222 pages. To order, see above. Provides a good overview of the process and strategies for raising funds from foundations. Includes information on different types of foundations and how much they contribute in comparison to all giving. Carefully describes how to conduct research (with sample forms from their directories) as well as how to present your ideas to fundraisers. To order, contact 520 SW 6th Ave, #1130, Portland, OR 97204; http://www.rivernetwork.org/marketplace.

Funding Exchange. The Funding Exchange program is a national organization of public and community-based organizations that are a unique blend of activists and donors dedicated to building progressive social change. Funding Exchange, 666 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10012; or call (212)-529-5300; http://www.fex.org/.

Funding for Habitat Restoration Projects: A Citizen's Guide. Restore America's Estuaries. 2002. This guide provides a quick, comprehensive and accessible review of the often hidden federal funds that may be used to implement on-the-ground habitat restoration projects. Source: Restore America's Estuaries; 3801 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 53, Arlington, VA 22203; or call (703) 524-0248; http://www.estuaries.org/.

**Getting Funded: A Complete Guide to Proposal Writing. Mary S. Hall, 1988. 206 pages. Portland State University, Continuing Education Press, P.O. Box 1491, Portland, OR 97207; or call (800)547-8887; http://www.cep.pdx.edu/.

Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Founded by the James Irvine Foundation, the GEO (Grantmakers for Effective Organization) promotes learning and dialogue between funders wanting to build a strong non-profit organization. 1413 K Street, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20005; or call (202)-898-1840;http://www.geofunders.org/

Grants Direct. Focuses on Grantmakers in the Washington D.C. area, but also links to many useful websites. 216 West Patrick St., Frederick, MD 21701; or call (301) 696-0797; http://www.grantsdirect.com/.

**The Grantsmanship Center. In addition to offering a number of training courses, TGCI (The Grantmanship Center) publishes an informative quarterly newsletter. A collection of good articles on proposal writing from past issues is available. P.O. Box 17220, Los Angeles, CA 90017; or call (213) 482- 9860; http://www.tgci.com/.

**Grassroots Grants: An Activist's Guide to Proposal Writing. Andy Robinson, 1996. 194 pages. Describes just what it takes for grassroots groups to win grants, including how grants fit into a complete fundraising program using the grant proposal as an organizing plan, designing fundable projects, building the proposal piece by piece, and more. Includes four sample proposals with accompanying critique. Chardon Press, P.O. Box 11607, Berkeley, CA 94712; or call (510)-704-8714; www.josseybass.com/.

**Greening the Grassroots: How Wildlife and Habitat Organizations Can Write Winning Grants. The Wildlife Network. 1996. This book provides a brief education in grant writing including advice from foundation staff on drafting a winning proposal, samples of winning proposals, worksheets, and sample budgets. Source: The Wildlife Network, 353 Wallace Way, NE, Suite 12, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; or call (206) 780-9718; http://www.earthisland.org/.

GuideStar. Use this online database to learn more about foundations. You can even view the funder's 990-tax form, which lists grants awarded. This form will help you read between the lines of the foundation's guidelines. 427 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185; or call (757) 229-4631; http://www.guidestar.org/.

Hoover's. This is an excellent source of general information about businesses. http://www.hoovers.com/.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Has several grant programs, including the National Wildlife Refugee Support Group Grant Program; 1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 900 Washington, DC 20036; or call (202)-857-0166; http://www.nfwf.org/.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Information about NOAA grants for fishery projects. 14th Street& Constitution Ave NW, Room 6217, Washington DC 20230; or call (202) 482-6090; http://www.noaa.gov/.

North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) Grants. Provide funds for the acquisition, creation, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and wetlands-associated habitat. Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 110, Arlington, VA 22203; or call (703) 358-1784; birdhabitat.fws.gov/NAWCA/grants.htm.<!--[-->

**Program Planning & Proposal Writing. Norton J. Kirtz, 1980. 48 pages. One of the most widely used and respected guides to effective proposal writing. The Grantsmanship Center, P.O. Box 17220, Los Angeles, CA 90017; or call (213)-482-9860; http://www.tgci.com/.

Restoring Riverfronts: A Guide to Selected Federal Funding Sources. American Rivers. 2002. The programs listed in this resource book represent federal assistance used to help fund urban riverfront development and revitalization projects. Source: American Rivers, 1025 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 720, Washington, DC 20005; or call (202) 347-7550; http://www.americanrivers.org/.

The Taft Group. Provides many fundraising resources including directories and CD-ROMS. Source: The Gale Group, 27500 Drake Rd., Farmington Hills, MI 48331; or call (800) 877-4253; http://www.gale.com/.

**Winning Grants Step by Step, Mim Carlson, 1995. 115 pages. Provides a clear step-by-step process and useful worksheets. Jossey-Bass, Inc., 350 Sansome Street, San Fransisco, CA 94104; or call (800)-956-7739; http://www.josseybass.com/.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Offers grants for everything from Brownfields to Environmental Education. Also has a grant- writing tutorial. Environmental Protection Agency Ariel Rios Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460; or call (202) 272-0167; www.epa.gov/epahome/grants.htm.

** Resource descriptions reprinted with permission from River Network's Publication [RIVER FUNDRAISING ALERT]; 520 SW 6th Ave. #1130, Portland, OR 97204; or fax (503) 241-9256; www.rivernetwork.org/marketplace.

 
 
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