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October 2003Vol. 4, No. 8Online Funding Tools

Seeking additional sources of funding in these tight fiscal times? These websites may help:

Connect for Kids' "Toolkit for Funding" ( offers nonprofit organizations valuable guidance for finding and securing funding. Grant information is provided for a variety of topical areas, including child care, children's health, children's mental health, juvenile justice, substance abuse, and special needs. The toolkit includes:

  • Getting Funded: Advice from the Field
  • News, Tips, and Electronic Alerts
  • General Funding Resources
  • Grants by Topic

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) offers a brief guide to writing successful grants on its website. The publication offers tips for:

  • Preparing to write the grant: including information on how to define your project, identify the right funding sources, contact funders, acquire proposal guidelines, and determine personnel needs.
  • Writing the proposal: including tips for narratives, budgets, supporting materials, and following proposal specifications.
  • Following up: tracking the status of your proposal and requesting feedback.

Find the guide on the CPB website at