Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2018     Views: 574

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There are a couple of routes you can take with grant research. In part, it can depend on the type of funding you are seeking. For example, if you are seeking funding for a program, then you would look in one place, as opposed to funding for research, which is likely in another place.

The Western Libraries, in collaboration with Research and Sponsored Programs and the Western Foundation, has grown access to fund-development resources and we have more access than ever before (see the access links above for details). 

We also have books in our collection that help address your question about how to write a proposal. Here is a link to a search for print books and ebooks related to grant writing. A small browsing collection of grant writing and fund development titles is located in The Corner (Wilson Library room 265). 

It might be worth looking into options that might be available to you elsewhere, like your local public library. If you are based in Whatcom County you can get access to Philanthropy Insight. The only catch is that all of those databases are restricted to use at the downtown library location (that is a restriction put into place by the database provider, not the library). Files from both of these resources can be emailed to yourself for subsequent use elsewhere. You can find out more about those resources by clicking here. These databases are considered to be some of the best for grant research.

Finally, it is also worth noting that the federal government provide a grant research tool as well at