Enhance your grants research with these local, state, and other resources.
- Hartford Foundation's Nonprofit Support Program: Helps nonprofits improve organizational and management performance through an array of grants and services.
- The Southern New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory: Identifies various types of consultants who work with nonprofits. Includes tools to help you screen, hire and manage consultants.
- Hartford Public Library Services for Nonprofits: Offers various services, including workshops and access to searchable state and national directories. Visit at 500 Main Street, Hartford, call 860.695.6295 to speak with a staff person, or text a librarian at 66746 (see website for texting guidelines).
- Connecticut Association of Nonprofits: An online information hub for nonprofits, with links to several fundraising resources.
- Connecticut Council of Philanthropy: Provides resources for grantseekers and nonprofits, including the Connecticut Philanthropy Digest.
- Foundation Center: A searchable database of national funders, available by subscription or for free through the Cooperating Collection at Hartford Public Library or the Russell Library in Middletown.
- Pro Bono Partnership: Offers free, non-litigation legal services to nonprofits.
- Community Accounting Aid and Services: Offers free financial management assistance to small nonprofits.
- State of Connecticut Website: Provides a list of all state agencies in Connecticut that provide funding, as well as links to Connecticut town and city websites for information on municipal and local funding opportunities.
- Commission on Culture and Tourism: Offers a variety of grant opportunities for nonprofits. Funding areas include the arts, film, historic preservation, and tourism.
- Department of Correction: Provides funding to private and community-based organizations.
- Department of Housing's Housing Trust Fund Program: Provides loans or grants to eligible nonprofits.
- Department of Public Health: Offers various funding opportunities.
- Department of Social Services: Provides funding opportunities to area nonprofits.
- Free Management Library: A free online library containing a wealth of information on nonprofit fundraising and grant writing, program management, strategic planning, and other topics.
- GrantProposal.info: Provides free resources to new and experienced grant writers.
- GuideStar: A searchable national database of public charities and private foundations. GuideStar Basic is free of charge; GuideStar Select and GuideStar Premium (accessible at Hartford Public Library) offer further information and are available by subscription.
- Association of Fundraising Professionals: Offers information, best practices, and resources on various aspects of fundraising.
- Federal Agency Funding Information: A source to find and apply for various federal government grants.
- Federal Register: The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents. Includes grant information from federal agencies; some requests for proposals include nonprofit organizations as eligible applicants. There are also tips on searching by agency and other information.
- Tech Soup: Connects nonprofits and public libraries with tech products and services, plus learning resources to make informed decisions about technology.
The websites of individual federal agencies also provide information on funding, such as: