The Foundation Center has launched GrantSpace, an online learning community for the social sector. The site provides free access to the most comprehensive set of information and resources available to anyone seeking grants on behalf of nonprofit organizations.
Resources featured on GrantSpace are organized under the 13 most common subject areas of funding research – including health, education and the arts – so visitors can easily access the most relevant content. Visitors are also offered the option of approaching the content by focusing on a particular skill they want to hone, including proposal writing, corporate fundraising, and collaboration. Video and audio recordings of onsite Foundation Center presentations, along with links to the most relevant FAQs in the extensive Knowledge Base, accompany each topic. The “Ask Us” link on each page connects visitors to expert assistance from Foundation Center staff via live chat or e-mail.
GrantSpace also provides a comprehensive calendar listing of all upcoming Foundation Center training opportunities in classrooms around the country and online. Visitors who register with the site for free can leave comments and share or rate the content throughout. And, for a limited time, anyone who registers will receive a gift card good for a free 24-hour subscription to the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online Professional, its searchable database of nearly 100,000 grantmakers and more than 2 million grants.