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Enhance your grants research with these local, state, and other resources

Local resources

Hartford Foundation Nonprofit Support Program:
Helps nonprofits improve organizational and management performance through an array of grants and services.

New England Nonprofit Consultant Directory:
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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.

The Alliance:
The state’s largest nonprofit membership organization that empowers nonprofits by forging connections with programs and resources designed to help groups act as productive forces

Connecticut Council of Philanthropy:
Provides resources for grantseekers and nonprofits, including the Connecticut Philanthropy Digest.

Pro Bono Partnership:
Offers free, non-litigation legal services to nonprofits.

Community Accounting Aid and Services:
Offers free financial management assistance to small nonprofits.

Foundation Center (now Candid):
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.

Greater Hartford Arts Council:
A variety of types of grants are available for those organizations supporting local arts.



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. 

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
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 addressing housing issues.

Department of Social Services:
Provides funding opportunities to area nonprofits working in the social services sector.

Department of Public Health:
Offers various funding opportunities.



Additional resources are listed on the Hartford Foundation NSP website.

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.
Provides free resources to new and experienced grant writers.

GuideStar (by Candid):
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:
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A source to find and apply for various federal government grants.

Federal Register:
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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:
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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:

US Department of Education

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of Housing and Urban Development

US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs

US Department of Labor