How to Find Grants at the Library

For Knoxville area nonprofits, one of the best places to find grants is at the local library. The Foundation Center, located at the Lawson McGhee Library in Downtown Knoxville, helps nonprofit organizations acquire grants by maintaining databases on funding opportunities as well as publishing information on proposal writing and nonprofit management. It is one of only three Foundation Center collections in Tennessee.

Proposal writers can search for available grants locally, nationally, or internationally. Contact Ian Henderson via email: or by phone: (865) 215-8700. Ian can guide grant seekers on how to use the Foundation Collection Database to find the right grant for your project. For more information visit their website HERE.

Once you find grants to pursue, learn how to write a great proposal at ABN. Classes are led by top grant writing and fund development experts from across the region.


Training is designed for any nonprofit staff person or volunteer who is interested in learning how to write a grant proposal for the first time or nonprofit professionals who want to brush up on their skills. A Fund Development Certificate is also being offered. LEARN MORE >>