GrantStation provides its subscribers with access to a searchable database of over 7,000 local, national and federal funding

sources. Through a special partnership with the Providers’ Council, a year-long GrantStation subscription is available for Council members for just $50 through January 31, 2012 an 85% discount from the regular $599 price! As of February 1, the cost will increase to $65 for members. Non-members can purchase a GrantStation membership through the Council for $85. To add this benefit to your Providers’ Council membership, or to join the Providers’ Council, please email Membership Development Associate Meg Helming or call her at 617.428.3637 x111. For more information about GrantStation, continue reading!

General Description
GrantStation offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to
identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as the resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process. GrantStation provides access to searchable databases of private grantmakers that accept inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal deadlines, which are updated daily; links to state agency grant announcements; and a constantly growing database of international grantmakers.

Our Mission GrantStation is a premiere online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world. Providing access to a comprehensive online database of grantmakers, GrantStation helps nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies make smarter, better-informed grantseeking decisions. We are dedicated to creating a civil society by assisting the nonprofit sector in its quest to build healthy and effective communities. Membership to GrantStation.com provides complete access to four unique areas: Search, Write, Learn, and Read. In the SEARCH area, GrantStation offers Members access to all of our grantmaker research tools. (Click on the highlighted headings to see sample records)

U.S. Grants
Our U.S. Grant listings include three areas: • U.S. Charitable Giving Database –The U.S. Charitable Giving database lists thousands of funder profiles, including independent, family, community, and corporate foundations;

corporate giving programs; faith-based grantmakers; and, associations with grantmaking programs. These profiles are searchable by geographic focus, areas of interest, and types of support. Learn more about how we develop funder profiles for the database. • Federal Grants & Loans –The Federal Grants & Loans section is updated Monday through Friday and offers detailed program, contact, and application information on numerous U.S. federal grant and loan opportunities. Archived announcements are also available. These profiles are word searchable and categorized by deadline date. State Grants & Loans – The State Grants & Loans section, which provides an individual profile for each state, is comprised of links to state departments and agencies that administer grant and/or loan programs. This section also links to quasi-state agencies such as the state arts council, humanities forum, children's trusts, etc.

International Grants
Our International Grant listings include two areas: • International Charitable Giving Database – The International Charitable Giving database lists several thousand international grantmaker profiles, searchable by geographic location and areas of interest. International Federal Programs – The International Federal Programs section lists information on U.S. government grant programs providing support throughout the world.

Canadian Grants
Our Canadian Grant listings include two areas: • Canadian Charitable Giving Database – The Canadian Charitable Giving database provides access to profiles of private grantmakers who give throughout Canada and within particular provinces and territories. The top 500 Canadian grantmakers are covered in this databse and additional grantmakers based in Canada and other countries are being added weekly. Canadian Government Grants & Loans – The Canadian Government Grants & Loans section provides information regarding potential governmental sources of financial and technical assistance.

In the WRITE area, GrantStation offers a set of practical tutorials to assist grantseekers in developing a solid base for their grantseeking programs, and in crafting compelling documents designed to garner the attention of grantmakers. Included in this section are step by step guides on how to get started in the grantseeking process, write a letter of inquiry, develop a full proposal, and revise and edit past proposals.

In the LEARN area, GrantStation offers a number of resources to bolster grantseeking strategies and the management of grant awards, including how to document in-kind contributions.
In the READ area, GrantStation publishes two e-newsletters:

The GrantStation Insider is published weekly (48 issues a year) and focuses on opportunities for U.S. nonprofit organizations. The GrantStation International Insider is published monthly (11 issues per year) and focuses on international funding opportunities, including several Canadian grantmakers in each issue. Both e-newsletters hold to the highest standards of research and writing and provide readers with a variety of excellent private and government grant announcements.
If you would like to learn more or have an immediate question, please contact GrantStation staff at info@grantstation.com or toll free at: 1.877.784.7268. We’ll be quick to answer your inquiries.

If you have questions about the partnership between GrantStation and the Providers’ Council, or would like more information about Council membership, please contact Membership Development Associate Meg Helming at mhelming@providers.org or 617.428.3637 x111.

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