Funding Opportunities & Capacity Building

Community Readiness: A Promising Model for Community Healing
This article on community readiness explains how it can be used to assist a community in identifying issues to develop and implement effective programs.

The Rights of Indians and Tribes
Written by Stephen Pevar, this book is THE authoritative guide to Indian and Tribal Rights.

Charity Channel
Grants announcements, management articles, consulting support, volunteer management support, and board development information.

Rural Assistance Center
Located at the University of Nebraska, this site provides information about rural entrepreneurship projects and a listing of available grants for rural areas.

The Grantsmanship Center
Excellent resource for up to date announcements from the Federal Register. Excellent training resource for grant writers.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Bi-weekly newspaper about the world of private foundations and funding. Excellent resource for trends and ethics discussions.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center, most well known for their extensive libraries about private foundations. Used to be large and cumbersome tomes now is online and on CD.

Department of Justice
The primary government agency providing assistance for law enforcement and victim advocacy.

Office of Justice Programs
A resource for victim assistance and law enforcement programming.

Federal Grants Notification
E-mail each day with funding announcements.

Grants for Non-Profits
An excellent resource for all kinds of funding information. Some of the information is centered on the Michigan area, but most is applicable to all areas of the United States.

Afterschool.gov
This database is sponsored by AfterSchool.Gov, part of the National Partnership for Reinventing Government, gives you one stop for information about more than 100 sources of federal funding for after-school and youth development programming.

Office for Victims of Crime
This is the web site for most funding services for victims of crime from the Department of Justice.

Office on Violence Against Women
This is the web site for funding and other resources for services for domestic violence and sexual assault victim services.