NEW MEMBER BENEFIT for 2013/2014:
3 months FREE access to the Foundation Directory Online exclusive to LANO members with a Nonprofit Business Account from Business First Bank. See:
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"We used The Foundation Center to research national foundations that might fund animal welfare and education programs. Through this research, we located several promising foundations.
"After applying, we were awarded a $30,000 grant in 2010. In 2011, the same foundation gave us a second grant of $30,000.
"If it were not for LANO having access to The Foundation Center database, we would never have been able to match the good work we do with the foundation's focus."
Linda Brent, Ph.D.
President and Director-Chimp Haven, Inc.
Finding the right grant opportunities for your nonprofit can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
Prospect research is a critical step in fund development. So where do nonprofits go to find new funding prospects? Let LANO be your first choice!
LANO is proud to be a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection thanks to the generous support of our partners and funders. As part of the Collection, nonprofit professionals have access by appointment to the Foundation Center's online directories and LANO's resource libraries at LANO's regional office in New Orleans and at the Community Foundation of Acadiana in Lafayette.
And starting in 2013, LANO General and Associate Members who open a Nonprofit Business Account with the statewide Business First Bank will receive three free months of exclusive access to the Foundation Directory Online from their own offices! [See sidebar for details.]
|LANO New Orleans Director Dr. Cory Sparks advises on grant search strategies.
Foundation Directory Online provides the most current, accurate, and comprehensive information available on over 98,000 U.S. grantmakers and their grants, drawn from reliable sources, including IRS Form 990s, grantmaker web sites and annual reports, and the grantmakers themselves. The searchable database allows users to select key words to identify the grantmakers that are the best match with their organization and project.
Other valuable services offered by The Foundation Center:
Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive tool that allows users to quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before. The tool is available at all Foundation Center locations.
GrantSpace offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations. It's available for free on your desktop and a great way to increase your expertise in fund development and follow trends in philanthropy.
The LANO Foundation Center is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm at our New Orleans location. LANO staff is available to provide technical assistance on an appointment basis.
- The LANO New Orleans Foundation Center is being supported by the Arts Council of Greater New Orleans and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. For information or an appointment, contact Dr. Cory Sparks at email@example.com 504-309-2081.
- The Foundation Center in Lafayette is supported by the Community Foundation of Acdiana and is located in the foundation's building. Contact Erin Kelley Winder firstname.lastname@example.org or 337.769.4842.
Connect with Joann Ricci
Vice President for Organizational Effectiveness
Greater New Orleans Foundation
Connect with Cynthia Wade
Vice President for Private Banking
Business First Bank
The Foundation Center Directory Online is brought to you as a free service by financial support of the above LANO Member partners.