The East Baton Rouge Library System has many resources for those seeking grants. As a Funding Information Network partner (formerly known as a Cooperating Collection) of the Foundation Center, the River Center Branch Library offers access to print materials about grants and grant-writing as well as resources for both nonprofits and for-profit businesses. We also provide access to databases and research tools maintained by one of the most authoritative online sources of information on private philanthropy, the Foundation Center, as well as access to the Metasoft System Inc. database FoundationSearch.
Whether you are a grantseeker, grantmaker, or just curious about the grants process, we can help you meet your grants-related information needs. Check out this Infoguide for more information and if you have specific questions, please contact our grants librarian at (225) 389-4964.
Most Grants collection materials are non-circulating, but we have a small collection of materials on fundraising, grant writing and nonprofit management available for check-out.
These great new titles are being added to the catalog and will be available soon!
Free Online Courses from the Foundation Center
The Foundation Center offers the following interactive online training courses. All of the courses listed below are detailed guided courses that reinforce lessons with interactivity, assignments, and self-tests. Registration is free. Click here for a list of all online training courses offered by the Foundation Center.
Foundation Center Proposal Writing Courses
The Foundation Center also offers several free online courses on grant proposal writing.