Grant Resource Center

Foundation CenterThe Hoyt Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. ( ). As a partner of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Hoyt Public Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic database, Foundation Directory Online. The fully searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders. To sign up for an orientation session for the Grant Resource Center, please call Brenda at (989) 755-0904 extension #1152.


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Council of Michigan Foundations
Common grant application and information on Michigan foundations. 


The Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network
The Funding Information Network is a network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that can be found across the U.S. and around the world. Network partners provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. Click on the link below to find a location near you.


Community Foundations
Michigan’s community foundations are excellent resources for funding local projects.


Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Funding for arts and cultural projects.


Michigan Humanities Council
Funding for humanities projects, including the touring arts & humanities program.


Michigan League for Human Services
Use search feature to find news about grants, including infrastructure grants.


Michigan State University
Jon Harrison’s web page has a wealth of information about grants, corporate funding and scholarships.


Rural Assistance Center
Rural Health and Rural Human Service Resources for Michigan


Women Grants – Grants for Women’s Services and Scholarships

Michigan Government

Check each department’s website and type grants in the keyword search. Some specialized directories are listed below.

Michigan Department of Education
Search the Michigan Grants Available List (MiGAL) for federal, state, private, and other funding grant resources that relate to education and/or youth.


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Grants and Loans Catalog

also search under grants at


IRS 990 Form Sources

Foundation Center – 990 Finder
Comprehensive 990 listing


1.8 million nonprofit 990 forms, charities and funders.



Federal Funding

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Information on all federally funded programs and projects.


Federal Register
Published every business day, this web site includes federal grant announcements. Each issue of The Federal Register has a table of contents organized alphabetically by agency. Look for the agencies that will most likely sponsor the types of grants you are seeking. The Federal Register can also be accessed on the Internet at the following address: You can also search via an index and table of contents at

Government Assistance Almanac (Omnigraphics, 21st Edition, 2009)
Provides information on over 4,000 government assistance programs, in an assessable format.
A one-stop electronic grant portal where potential grant recipients will receive full service electronic grant administration.


Grants, Procurement and Federal Appropriations
Senator Debbie Stabenow


Grants: Help Finding Federal Funding Sources
Senator Carl Levin


USDA Grants and Loans for Rural Libraries

Broadband USA

General Grant Writing Assistance and Tutorials

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