AND AND ANDPrograms for Adult Literacy AND Employment
Grantmakers – Case Study“I’m looking for funding for my localcommunity theatre group.”
Keyword SearchingGrantmakers demonstration:I would like to identify organizations located in New Jersey that might fund a new adult literacy program needed in our community.
Grantmakers – Exercise 1I am seeking potential funder(s) for ourNew Jersey-based non-profit’s newinterfaith initiative.• Find funders – find 1 – 3 potential matches• Index and keyword searching• Look at the grants of one match
Grants (Recipients)• Over 2.4 million grants awarded by US foundations – Profiles by recipient – LINKAGES
Grants – Case StudyFunding for a business plan competition• Known recipient• Keyword/phrase
Grants – Exercise 2I would like to identify organizations that could fund a new adult literacy program needed in our community. 1. Grants search 2. Compare to Grantmakers search
GRANTMAKERS DATABASE GRANTS DATABASE GRANTMAKER STATE - NJ GRANTMAKER STATE - NJ FIELD OF INTEREST: Adult education--literacy, basic skills & GED SUBJECT: Adult education--literacy, basic skills & GEDCarlozzi Charitable Foundation, Inc., Nicholas H. and Margaret H. A Friends Foundation Trust (1)Roberts Foundation, Nora Boye Foundation, Inc., The (1)Verizon Reads, Inc. Bunbury Company, Inc., The (2)Wish You Well Foundation Community Foundation of New Jersey (2)Zobel Foundation, Inc. Creamer Foundation, J. Fletcher (1) Dodge Foundation, Inc., Geraldine R. (8) Evans Foundation, Charles, The (2) Harbourton Foundation (1) Hearst Foundation, Austin, The (1) Hyde and Watson Foundation, The (6) Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Contribution Fund (3) Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood, The (2) Kirby Foundation, Inc., F. M. (14) Knistrom Foundation, Fanny and Svante (1) Link, Jr. Charitable Trust, George, The (2) McGraw Foundation, Curtis W., The (2) Merck Company Foundation, The (3) Milano Foundation, Inc. (2) Provident Bank Foundation, The (1) Prudential Foundation, The (23) Roberts Foundation, Nora (4) Rolin Foundation, The (1) Turrell Fund (5) UBS Foundation U.S.A. (1) Verizon Foundation (159) Victoria Foundation, Inc. Walbridge Fund, The (1)
Companies• Access corporate grantmaker records by searching across the corporate info. of sponsoring companies.• Detailed company info. to complement their grantmaker profiles• 3,400 – plus companies
Companies – Case StudyI want to identify the funding interests ofmajor companies in nearby Philadelphia& Bucks counties to explore potentialmatches for our food and health relatedprograms.
Companies – Exercise 3Identify 3 Pennsylvania companies with$50 million or more in sales with agrantmaking entity that provides fundingin support of philanthropy/volunteerism.• Name the grantmaking entity for each company you find.• Practice the linkages among all 3 directories.
Power Search• Simultaneous KEYWORD search of:• Grantmakers, Companies, Grants• 990s• Foundation Centers philanthropy news, nonprofit jobs, RFPs, foundation publications, and nonprofit literature databases.
Power Search – Case Study #1• Adult literacy New Jersey (broader than our previous search)• (more precise): “Adult literacy” – “New Jersey”• Guided search helps at each step
Some Advanced StuffWildcard Search • Available in OR WRITES OR WRITE? = WRITE Grantmakers, Grants, Companies, as well WRITER • WRIT* = in Power Search.WRITER as WRITE OR WRITES OR OR WRITERS OR WRITTEN OR WRITING….
Power Search – Case Study #2I want to explore the fundraisingopportunities and trends related tourban gardening.(Demonstration of some moreadvanced searching options.)
Power Search – Case Study #2• “urban gardening” - 41• “urban garden*” – 51• urban NEAR/1 garden* - 206• urban NEAR/2 garden* - 297• urban gardening - 581• urban and gardening – (same)• urban garden* - 10,000 plus
Summary / Review• Directories?• Index searching?• Keyword/phrase?• Linkages?• What can you do with your findings?• Power Search? What is it and how is it searched?• Different ways to fine-tune research using keywords, proximity, wild card?
Summary - ReviewExercise 4• Try your own projects…or…
Exercise 41. Create a list of between 10 and 20 grantmakers who fund in the area of women’s health. (hint: wildcards)2. Identify grants awarded by the Ford Foundation for capacity building.3. Identify newly established (after 2008) foundations that have a giving program of at least $250.000.4. How many NJ companies with grantmaking arms are in the medical instruments & supplies industry.
Objectives1. Create and run basic searches in 3 Foundation Directory Online directories using several different approaches.
Objectives2. Explain how the 3 Foundation Directory Online directories work together to enhance your results.3. Use Power Search to supercharge your research.
Key links @ bcls.lib.nj.us• Databases A-Z – Foundation Directory Online• Business Gateway - http://explore.bcls.lib.nj.us//business – Nonprofits guide – Foundation Directory Online – Nonprofits • NJ State Library Funding Information Center
Also…Grant SpaceFree Foundation Ctr. “space fornonprofits”: content, community, tools(searchable knowledge-base) – or via BCLS Business Gateway Nonprofits Guide grantspace.org
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