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Proposal Preparation

The grant-seeking process begins with an idea. The following resources can be used as a guide or SPA pre-award administrators can assist you to develop your idea to best appeal to funders. Next, use the grant databases to discover foundations and funding agencies that might be interested in supporting your program or research project.

Funding Search Databases
  • Info Ed Spin
    SPA subscribes to this database service which provides information . Your Drake email address will allow you to create a profile and access the database.
  • Foundation Center
    The Foundation Center's database offers full profiles of foundation, including their funding priorities, past funded projects, and financial status. The site also provides learning opportunties to grow your fundraising skills and connect with other grant-seekers. The site can be accessed at specific locations, including the Des Moines Public Library's Central location.
  • Grants.gov
    Federal grants can be found on this site, along with the complete posting and instructions for completing the grant application.
Additional Grant Resources

 For assistance, contact the grants specialist.

Tracy Bainter
Senior Grants Specialist
515-271-2850
tracy.bainter@drake.edu

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