Grantwriting Resources

Need help writing your proposal?

Perhaps you need some help with grantwriting, or in running a nonprofit. The following are places that can help.

We offer these solely for informational purposes.  TRCF does not endorse any of the sites below.  Please also conduct your own search for resources to help in grantwriting and organizational areas.

Pittsburgh-Based:
Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University

The BCNM was founded to provide the necessary tools for nonprofit organizations to effectively manage and compete in today’s society.
412-227-6823
http://www.rmu.edu/bcnm

Community Technical Assistance Center (CTAC)
Technical assistance and training primarily aimed at community-based organizations.
412-231-2822
http://www.ctaconline.org

The Forbes Funds
Enhancing the management capacity of the nonprofit sector, especially human services and community development organizations, through grantmaking, applied research, and sector leadership activities.
412-3944271
http://www.forbesfunds.org

The Foundation Center at the Carnegie Library
A place to research grant opportunities, in addition to providing help in starting and running nonprofit organizations.
412-281-7143
612 Smithfield St
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
http://www.carnegielibrary.org/locations/foundationcenter/

Grantmakers of Western PA
A professional membership association working to create an organized mechanism for grantmakers to learn and work together.  They also host an annual nonprofit summit, attended by hundreds of people in the nonprofit sector.
412-471-6488
http://www.gwpa.org

Nonprofit Leadership Institute, Duquesne University
A research center for nonprofit Boards.
412-396-6231
http://www.nli.duq.edu

North Hills Community Outreach
Technical assistance program for community and faith-based initiatives.
412-307-0069
http://www.nhco.org

Outside of Pittsburgh:
BoardSource

A resource for practical information, tools and best practices, training, and leadership development for Board members of nonprofit organizations worldwide.
http://www.boardsource.org

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services
A consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.  They offer a newsletter with ideas, opinions, news, and resources to help Board members give and get the most out of Board service.
http://www.compasspoint.org

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about US philanthropy.
http://www.foundationcenter.org

The Funding Exchange
Funding progressive social change.  17 member funds (TRCF is one) across the country.
http://www.fex.org

Grassroots Fundraising Journal
Fundraising tips and ideas for grassroots organizations.
http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org

The NonProfit Times
A leading business publication for nonprofit management.
http://www.nptimes.com

Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations
A statewide membership organization serving and advancing the charitable nonprofit sector through leadership, advocacy, education, and services.
http://www.pano.org