Foundation Center class on Dec. 13 will help us find grant money

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Show me the money

As we note in our popular training video, one of the most frequent questions we receive in the grants office is “Where do we find the grants!?”

The Foundation Center is one of those places.

The website ( ) offers a comprehensive database of grant opportunities, along with profiles of all active U.S. foundations and recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders.

If you’re interested in finding funding for a specific program or idea, this is a good place to start.

However, Foundation Center requires a $$$ subscription, which the Roanoke Main Library provides free of charge to the public.

If, like me, you’re curious about how to make the most of this service, please join me on a field trip on Thursday, Dec. 13, when the library’s Virginia Room hosts a hands-on class about Foundation Center.

The class begins at 2 p.m., but I will be leaving Virginia Western at 1:30 p.m. If you would like to carpool, please let me know:

And please don’t forget to register for the workshop by email at

Foundation Center Basics
What: Learn how to find grants for your nonprofit in this hands-on class.
When: 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 13
Where: Virginia Room, Roanoke Main Library

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About Stephanie

Stephanie SeagleStephanie Ogilvie Seagle has served as Grant Specialist at Virginia Western since 2016, but she prefers her honorary title: “Chief Joy Officer.” Stephanie spent most of her career at The Roanoke Times, a daily newspaper, where she served in various news and features roles including “Shoptimist” shopping columnist. She earned a bachelor’s degree in integrative studies at George Mason University and a master’s of arts in liberal studies at Hollins University. Stephanie is a mom to one human daughter and multiple chihuahuas … and is obsessed with reading nonfiction, Halloween, and crafting glow necklaces inspired by the Mill Mountain Star. Glow Roanoke!