Local Resources

GRANT WRITING WEBSITES

Foundation Center’s online library of fundraising/grant writing resources

http://www.foundationcenter.org/getstarted/

Links to information on grant writing (and nonprofit management issues)

http://nonprofit.about.com/?once=true&

Grant writing guide, including sample proposals

www.npguides.org

Minnesota Council on Foundations- writing a successful grant proposal

http://www.mcf.org/mcf/grant/writing.htm

Links to grant writing tools and resources

www.grantproposal.info

 

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT WEBSITES

Chronicle of Philanthropy’s nonprofit handbook

http://www.philanthropy.com/handbook/

National Center for Nonprofit Boards

www.boardsource.org

Network For Strong Communities

http://nscnow.org/

The Rome Group

http://www.theromegroup.com/

UMSL Nonprofit Management and Leadership Program

http://www.umsl.edu/npml/

 

FUNDRAISING WEBSITES

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

http://www.philanthropy.com

The Council on Foundations

http://www.cof.org

Foundation Center

http://www.foundationcenter.org

Foundations Online

http://www.foundations.org

Raise Funds

http://www.raise-funds.com/

The Association of Fundraising Professionals

http://www.afpnet.org

Web-wise Fundraising- Paul Ventura & The Vermont Community Fndn.

http://www.sover.net/~paulven/workshop/funds.html

The British Film Institute’s Low Budget Funding Guide- indispensable for anyone planning to shoot/fund works in Europe

http://www.bfi.org.uk/downloads/lowdown-low-budget-funding-guide

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Arts & Education Council

Funding organization that provides grants, resources and support to the 16-county, bi-state St. Louis region.

http://www.keeparthappening.org/

Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation

Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation is a charitable organization that provides grants to St. Louis area arts organizations focused on youth initiatives and the performing arts.

http://www.foxpacf.org/grants.aspx

Gaebler Resources for Entrepreneurs

Online website that provides resources, information, templates, etc. for entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Resources in Missouri: http://www.gaebler.com/help-for-Missouri-entrepreneurs.htm

Grassroots Fundraising Journal

http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org/index.php?topic=grfj

Innovate St. Louis

Innovate St. Louis is a catalyst for the entrepreneurial ecosystem in St. Louis through a variety of initiatives for local entrepreneurs.

http://innovatestl.org/

Missouri Arts Council (MAC)

MAC is a state agency and division of the Department of Economic Development that provides grants to nonprofit organizations throughout the state.

https://www.missouriartscouncil.org/

Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies (MACAA)

A statewide service organization dedicated to strengthening community arts throughout Missouri. MACAA is a network of over 70 Missouri community arts agencies and over 1350 Missouri artists.

http://www.macaa.net

Partnership for Downtown St. Louis

The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis serves as the catalyst for creating and promoting a vibrant downtown.

http://www.downtownstl.org/Homepage.aspx

Regional Business Council (RBC)

RBC is a consortium of CEOs representing 100 of the region’s largest mid-cap companies with a mission to unite and engage members to act on high-impact business, civic, and philanthropic affairs for the betterment of the St. Louis region. They provide various grants to local nonprofit organizations.

http://www.stlrbc.org/

Saint Louis University’s Key Business Resources Page

http://www.slu.edu/eweb/connect/for-entrepreneurs/stl-key-business-resources

St. Louis Public Library Grants & Foundation Center

Provides free seminars, workshops and resources on all aspects of nonprofit management.

314-539-0357 or http://slplgfcnews.blogspot.com/

St. Louis Regional Chamber

Connects business and civic communities in the 16-county, bi-state region.

http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/

St. Louis Social Venture Partners (RBC’s Philanthropic Program)

http://www.stlrbc.org/socialventure.htm

St. Louisians for Organizing and Understanding Practice (SLOUP)

SLOUP is a monthly soup dinner in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief. Attendees pay $10 per person (100% goes to the SLOUP monthly grant) to vote for one exciting idea that is presented. The winner receives SLOUP’s monthly grant.

http://www.stlsloup.com/

StartUp Connection

StartUp Connection brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs and startup enthusiasts gathering twice each year. Its goal has always been to showcase the best startup ventures in the St. Louis area and provide connections to: Talent, Investors, Key support resources & Fellow Entrepreneurs.

http://startupconnection.org/

The Skandalaris Center at Washington University

A cross-campus and community-wide initiative serving students in seven schools at the university and the St. Louis region.

http://skandalaris.wustl.edu/

Volunteer Lawyers & Accountants for the Arts St. Louis (VLAA)

Connects artists and arts organizations of every discipline with accountants and lawyers and they also provide information and skills training designed to help the arts community develop sound business practices.

http://www.vlaa.org/

YouthBridge Community Foundation

Partners with donors to help charities, especially those focused on children, become financially sound through leadership, grants and donor services.

http://youthbridge.org/