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Grant opportunities in summer: where to look

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Grant awards may be pending review until 2015 but there's still time to prepare submissions.

Where to look? In the Delaware Valley, there are a number of choices, including the following:

1. Foundation Center

It has the largest source of grant information and an impressive database to narrow down the grant opportunities available for every organization. While certain services may be costly online, nonprofits in the Delaware Valley have access to the Regional Foundation Center in Philadelphia at the Free Library, Logan Square. The Regional Foundation Center provides database access, seminars and more at this location.

2. Grantsmanship Center

Grantmanship Center provides a helpful breakdown of the largest foundations, corporate and foundation, as well as its own database, GrantDomain.

3. Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides background information, deadlines, grant announcements and more in its comprehensive publication.

4. Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia

Formerly the Delaware Valley Grantmakers Association, the Philanthropy Network delivers the same quality to its members and rich resources for nonprofits seeking support.

5. Grantstation

Grantstation offers grant research tools through Tech Soup. Membership is a modest $299. It's designed to help nonprofits find and contact grantmakers who are most likely to fund their project or program as well as provide best practices for writing grant proposals.

Blink and winter will be here. Hunker down and find the grants to fit your nonprofit now.

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