Friday, November 28, 2014


Services for Nonprofits

The Grantmakers Forum does not  make grants nor does it  provide fundraising information and/or referral for individual nonprofits. The following resources are available for nonprofit service providers:

  • Common Application and Report Form
  • Networking sponsored by Association of Fundraising Professionals:
    Grantwriters Network of Rochester
    The Grantwriters Network of Rochester is a forum for experienced grantwriters to discuss issues and challenges related to grantwriting. For more information, please contact Maya Temperley at mtemperley@sjfc.edu .

    Solo Shops Networking Group
    For fundraisers who are the only fundraising professional in their non-profit organization, this group provides a forum for participants to network, discuss, and share information with other “solo shop” fundraisers.  Contact John Williams at jcwpiano@rochester.rr.com.
  • Regional events of interest to nonprofits


Online Guide to Grantmakers in the Rochester Area is no longer available for new subscribers effective November 1, 2013. 

Alternative Fundraising Sites:

Foundation Directory Online. A produce of The Foundation Center, FDO is a national database that offers 6 levels of service from FDO Free to FDO Professional .

GuideStar provides basic information about all 501(c)(3) organizations, including funders. Users may sign up for a free account and access basic information and IRS 990 returns, or subscribe to more detailed levels of data for a fee.

NOTE: Many public library systems offer free access to the Foundation Center FDO services. In Rochester, call the Business & Social Sciences Division at the Rochester Public Library, 115 South Ave. 585-248-8130 .


Common Application and Report Form, currently accepted by approximately 40 area funders. Save the Common Application & Report Form to your computer in MS Word format. If you have any difficulties downloading this form, please call 585.232.2380. To open individual pages (.htm) of the Common Application and Report Form:

Logic Model Packet: A tool for program planning, development of proposalsand reporting results (downloads in MS Word format). 


Accountability and Best Practices in Management and Governance:


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