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Grants Collection

Starting a nonprofit organization? Learning how to write a grant proposal? Visit the Grants Collection to find hundreds of materials related to fundraising, nonprofit management, grant seeking and grant writing, 990 and 990-PF forms, and related subjects.

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The Grants Collection includes free access to information and services available by phone, email, and online to Maryland residents.

Using a computer or mobile device at any Pratt Library location, you may search the Candid research databases, including Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals.

Please contact the Grants Collection at (410) 396-5317 or Book a Librarian for further assistance.

Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
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Catalog of Nonprofit Literature


Use this database to access the literature of philanthropy, drawn from books, periodicals, pamphlets, and more.

How to Start a Nonprofit in Maryland
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How to Start a Nonprofit in Maryland


This guide provides resources and assistance in starting a nonprofit in Maryland, or finding alternatives to starting a nonprofit.