Schoolhouse Partners publishes community and economic development grants directory
Published: August 16, 2011
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Schoolhouse Partners LLC, based in the Purdue Research Park, has published the 2011 resource on grants and other opportunities to fund projects for community and economic development.
The 12th edition of Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development includes funding opportunities for capital construction projects, general operating support for existing organizations, health-care programs, libraries, rural education, cultural outreach, service delivery programs and more.
Louis S. Schafer, Schoolhouse Partners' editorial director, said the publication has more than 4,750 up-to-date funding opportunities, up from 3,309 listings in the 2005 edition. He said the increase may reflect the growth in foundations across the United States.
"The New York-based Foundation Center reported that between 2005 and 2009, the number of community foundations in the country grew more than 4 percent," he said. "In that same time, total giving from community foundations increased 30 percent."
Schafer said foundations may have become more selective in determining who receives the awarded funds, but the 2011 edition of Funding Sources for Community and Economic Development can help grant seekers prepare to apply.
"It includes suggestions about how to formulate a proposal and other steps in the grant application process," he said. "One example is a brief article that outlines 12 key steps to preparing a successful grant proposal."
Each record includes the grant title; description; requirements; amount of funding; application deadline; contact information including phone number, fax number and email; Internet address; sponsor name and address; samples of awarded grants, when available; and indices categorized by geography, program type and subject.
The book can be ordered directly from Schoolhouse Partners or purchased through YBP Library Services, Ingram Books, EBSCO Information Services and Barnes & Noble bookstores. The information also is available on GrantSelect, Schoolhouse Partners' subscription-based online database.
About Schoolhouse Partners LLC
Schoolhouse Partners is a full-service consulting firm that provides assistance to educational, nonprofit and community agencies in obtaining grant funding. Since 2003 the company has helped nonprofit and tax-exempt groups raise millions of dollars through hundreds of funded grants and awards.
About Purdue Research Park
The Purdue Research Park has the largest university-affiliated business incubation complex in the country in four locations across Indiana. The parks are home to about 200 companies that employ 4,000 people and are located in West Lafayette, Merrillville, Indianapolis and New Albany.
Purdue Research Park contact:
Steve Martin, 765-588-3342, firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis S. Schafer, 765-237-3390, email@example.com