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Fieldtrip to the Foundation Center!

This week, the LaCarte Wellness team ventured downtown to the Atlanta Foundation Center. The Foundation Center maintains an extensive database of foundations, corporate donors, and other grantmakers and is a leading resource for nonprofit organizations searching for information and training they need to be successful.

With an ongoing obesity epidemic in the country, it is important that wellness programs are affordable and accessible to everyone regardless of socioeconomic status. There are many grantmakers offering funding to nonprofit organizations to help make these programs a reality in communities all across the nation.

What resources does the Foundation Center have to help your organization?

  • Free non-profit training by local professionals: Check out their calendar of training events to see when you can attend a session in the future.
  • An extensive library of books and magazines on a variety of topics from writing grant proposals, overcoming debt, marketing, social media, and more!
  • Their interactive website enables you to look up statistics on U.S. foundations and their grants by region or by 990 forms, and also enables you to search for funding from over 95,000 grantmakers and 1.7 million grants.  The perfect grant sounds hard to find?  There are many ways to narrow your search to find grants that apply to your specific region or category of interest.
  • Located on their website, frequently asked questions can guide you to information on the Foundation Center itself, how to procure funding for individuals and nonprofit organizations, nonprofit management, as well as many other useful topics!

There are five Foundation Center libraries in the United States, located in New York City, Washington D.C., Cleveland, San Francisco, and Atlanta. Unlimited access to their online resources is free inside the center, but even if you don’t live in one of these cities, the Foundation Center website offers a great deal of information and resources.  Check out their proposal writing short course and useful selection of free online training courses and webinars.

At LaCarte Wellness, we help for-profit and non-profit organizations find grants and write proposals for all types of wellness programs. These programs vary widely and may range from a coporation’s employee diabetes education class series, to an elementary school’s farm-to-school garden program. Contact us today to find out more about how we can help.

What resources do you use to find grant funding for your company or community wellness initiatives?