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Grant Writing and Grant Administration (Public Administration 20.834.575): Selected Sources

Guide to accompany this graduate course on grants.

Selected Sources for Grantsmanship and Grants Administration

Foundation Directory Online  (Professional)  Rutgers restricted database

Full database from the Foundation Center.  An iPhone app version is available for Rutgers students and faculty.


Business Source Premier Rutgers restricted database

Indexes important journals in business and economics as well as in public service and administration.  Try some of these terms:

Grants Administration

Grants (Finance)

The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Articles and tips about the world of grants, charities, and nonprofits in general, including a "management" section.  The "gold key" items are only for subscribers (available to Rutgers people through Academic Search Premier), but there is lots of other content to be found at no charge on the site.

Industry Links from the National Grants Management Association (NGMA)

A membership organization with a track for those who receive grants, the National Grants Management Association (NGMA) maintains a set of links available to non-members.  These cover everything from the Federal Register to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

Forms 990

The Form 990 is an annual IRS filing required of nonprofit organizations, sort of the nonprofit equivalent of a 10-K in the for-profit world.  Finding the 990 form you want can be a bit challenging, as any given website does not always make all years of the filings available.  More information about decoding and understanding the Form 990 can be found at  Demystifying the 990 PF (Foundation Center) and How to Read the Form 990 & Find Out What It Means (NonProfit Coordinating Committee of New York)

Foundation Directory Online (Professional)  Rutgers Restricted

The 990 search, including keyword search, is available from the main Power Search page.  A less flexible, but free and open, search can be found on the Foundation Center website at  . 

National Center for Charitable Statistics

Many kinds of data on nonprofits, including Forms 990.  Registration is free.


Access to 990s requires free registration.

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