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Introduction to Finding Grants

This free introductory course will explain what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and explore how to find potential funders.

You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including:

  • Where nonprofit funds come from and what are their motivations are.
  • What funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding.
  • How to identify potential funders and make the first approach.

Note: This orientation is not intended for individuals seeking grants for their own use. Please refer to Candid's Knowledge Base articles for Individual Grantseekers.

This class will meet in the Auditorium on the High St. Level of the Main Library. Be sure to check out the library's Nonprofit Resources Center while you are there. 

Contact the library's Business Government & Science Division for questions at 330-643-9020 or

This program is offered in cooperation with Candid and Akron Community Foundation.

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