Who We Are
The Grants Collection, located within the Central Library’s Social Science and History Department, was established in 1974 comprised solely of material from the Foundation Center. By the year 2000, books on nonprofits that were once scattered in various departments of the library were relocated to the Grants Collection to augment and unify our resources.
Thanks to generous past support from the Goldseker Foundation we provide a comprehensive collection of nonprofit related information as well as a variety of free classes. Though the Grants Collection is open to the general public the collection has been built as a resource for nonprofit organizations. For information on finding money for a business related venture see the Business Science and Technology Department. For information on scholarships or grants for education see the Social Science and History Department.
There is a computer available for those serious grant seekers who wish to use the databases for grants related research. First time visiting the collection? Brief tours of the collection can be arranged to familiarize new guests with the Grants Collection. Please call ahead (410.396.5320) if you would like to use the Grants Collection computer or if you are interested in an introduction to the collection.
The Grants Collection is proud to be a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center as well as an affiliate library of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.