For Grant Seekers > Resources

⇒ PVF Resources for Grantseekers

PVF has two concise toolkits for identifying funders and writing effective proposals, by PVF Executive Director, Bill Somerville:

Funding Sources: Who They Are & How to Use Them, by Bill Somerville.

Proposal Writing Kit - Tips & Techniques, by Bill Somerville.

⇒ Community Resources for Grantseekers

The Foundation Center offers online resources to research foundation grantmakers, and how-to seminars, such as this free online Short Course on Proposal Writing. The San Francisco Foundation Center Library is a vital local resource serving nonprofits and grantseekers in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Foundation Center Library
312 Sutter Street, #606
San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 397-0902 Phone
(415) 397-7670 Fax

Oakland Public Library - a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center is hosted by the Oakland Public Library in downtown Oakland, CA.

Oakland Public Library
125 14th Street
Oakland, CA  94612


CompassPoint Nonprofit Services offers professional development (including workshops on writing grants and developing budgets) and comprehensive consulting services to Northern California nonprofits.

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
500 12th Street, Suite 320
Oakland, CA 94607


GuideStar - A national database of nonprofit organizations, also offers resources on proposal-writing.

TechSoup - Offers discount technology for nonprofits through TechSoup Stock, as well as Technology news and other resources for nonprofits.

⇒ Resources for Teachers

Grant Wrangler offered by Nimble Press, posts grants and awards for K-12 teachers, schools, and students.  Subscribe to their bi-weekly newsletter.

Funding Resources on the Web - an excellent resource compiled by the Santa Clara County Office of Education

RAFT (Resources Area for Teaching) - develops innovative "hands-on" project idea sheets and pre-packaged activity kits created around important concepts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as well as reading and art. Through workshops, project development support and mentoring, RAFT also helps educators to create their own "hands-on" activities, and gain the knowledge and confidence to use them.

Recycle Works Schools Program - NanoGrants and MiniGrants to support small projects that will educate, increase awareness, reduce waste, increase recycling, conserve resources including energy and water, build better buildings and reduce CO2 emissions or other greenhouse gases in San Mateo County

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