The following is a list of free resources available to grant seekers. The online resources can be accessed from any computer.The print resources must be viewed in person at the Vermont Department of Libraries or requested by your local public library via interlibrary loan.
The Vermont Directory of Foundations Online The Vermont Directory of Foundations Online was used to find new funders, or to research information on current donors and prospects. The Directory contained information on grantmakers that have a primary address in Vermont, as well as those that are not located in Vermont but have a geographic focus that includes Vermont. As of June 30, 2022, Candid, the organization that manages this database, no longer supports the Vermont Directory of Foundations Online. The Vermont Community Foundation is exploring alternative resources for nonprofits to assist in grantseeking. If this is a resource that your nonprofit used frequently or found helpful, please let them know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Hearing from you will help the VCF understand how best to assist nonprofits in future months.
The Vermont State Library's collection of grant materials is designed to help both nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grant opportunities. Our large collection offers:
- Handbooks on grant writing
- Handbooks on managing non-profits
- Books on fundraising and development strategies
- Periodicals and newsletters on grantseeking
All of these materials can also be found in the Vermont Department of Libraries online catalog. If you would like to borrow material from the Grants Collection, you may submit a request through your local public library.