Why reinvent the wheel when there are organizations that have chosen to specialize in fundraising? The tools listed below are a good investment in your development.
This is an online service that helps you identify new funders and provides information (board members, granting history, financial information, contact information, etc.) to help you with your fundraising efforts. The Ajah Fundtracker is very comprehensive and includes:
- 10,000 public and private foundations
- Over 700 federal and provincial funding programs specifically for non-profits
- Over 500 Corporate funders
Futhermore, detailed funder profiles make it easy to determine the most compatible funding sources. There are two membership categories.
Imagine Canada is an organization whose cause is to promote the role and contribution of NPOs to Canadian society. It mission, essentially, is to support and strengthen charities and non-profits so that they, in turn, can support the Canadians and communities they serve.
Accordingly, Imagine Canada present grantconnect.ca, an innovative and comprehensive bilingual tool that connects charities with funders who support their causes. rant Connect is a searchable database with detailed information on all Canadian grantmaking foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, government funding programs as well as American foundations that fund Canadian charities.
The Caring Company Program recognizes organizations that have demonstrated their leadership in community investment in Canada.
The Centre québécois de philanthropie publishes two directories: