Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library

Keys to Engaging Older Adults

Tips and tools on assisting older adults from the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services

Finding Funding

Identifying local and national funding sources will help the library strengthen and expand its senior services. Funding sources may include local businesses, non-profit community based organizations, and giving arms of large local corporations.

To identify national and local grant opportunities and improve your grant writing skills, use the following tools and resources.

Tools for Identifying Grant Opportunities

The Foundation Center
www.foundationcenter.org

Grants.gov
www.grants.gov

Community Foundation Locator: Council on Foundations
www.cof.org/whoweserve/community/resources/

The Grantsmanship Center: Funding Sources
http://www.tgci.com/funding.shtml

National Network of Libraries of Medicine: Funding Opportunities
http://nnlm.gov/funding/

Tools for Keeping Current

The Foundation Center Newsletters
www.foundationcenter.org/newsletters/

The Philanthropy Journal
http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/about/subscribe/rss

Tools for Writing a Successful Grant

Environmental Protection Agency: Tips on Writing a Grant Proposal
http://www.epa.gov/ogd/recipient/tips.htm

Non-Profit Guides: Grant-writing tools for non-profit organizations
http://www.npguides.org/index.html

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