The University of Delaware Library is a partner of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, which has more than 400 locations throughout the world. As a network partner, we provide databases and other materials designed to assist organizations in locating potential funding sources. The Foundation Center, whose central office is located in New York City, has an excellent website Candid Learning that provides a good orientation to its products and services and serves as a gateway to Internet resources related to foundations and grants.
Before approaching a funding agency, make sure you understand its funding priorities. Use databases to identify funders who are interested in giving to causes similar to yours and also to your geographic area. Once you've identified several funders, study them more carefully by looking at their websites, their publications, newspaper articles, and their tax returns.
Other departments and units on campus that are related to grants and funding opportunities: