Online Resources

Online Foundation Center Resources

GrantSpace: A free website maintained by the Foundation Center. They have all sorts of resources for nonprofits including free webinars, videos, FAQ's and sample documents.
Philanthropy News Digest: A free website maintained by the Foundation Center where you can find Requests for Proposals from funders, read up on news in the nonprofit community, and see job announcements.
IssueLab: A free website maintained by the Foundation Center where you can find reports, articles, and other publications to assist in crafting a data driven proposal.
The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature: A free website maintained by the Foundation Center. It contains citations and some abstracts from books found in the library collections at the five Foundation Center locations as well as select literature from other sources.
GlassPockets: A free website maintained by the Foundation Center focused on transparency in philanthropy.
GrantCraft: A free website maintained by the Foundation that combines the practical wisdom of funders worldwide with the expertise of Foundation Center to improve the practice of philanthropy.

Local Resources

Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland: The Nonprofit Institute provides training, networking, and consulting services to the Southern Maryland nonprofit community.
Charles County Government Proposal Writing Resources Webpage: The Charles County Government maintains this webpage with links to various grant proposal writing resources and is an excellent resource for nonprofits.
Community Foundation of Southern Maryland: The Community Foundation of Southern Maryland offers personal service, local knowledge, and professional investment and grantmaking expertise to the local community.
Charles County Charitable Trust: The Charles County Charitable Trust was founded in 2016 to serve as a central source of assistance to the community’s nonprofit sector.

State Resources

Maryland Nonprofits: Maryland Nonprofits' mission is to strengthen organizations and networks for greater quality of life and equity.
Maryland Governor's Grants Office: Helps state agencies, local governments and nonprofit organizations find, win and manage grants. Their website is full of information and training materials about grants and the life cycle of grants management. You can also search for available grants on this website.
Enoch Pratt Free Library How to Guides: This webpage is full of links to resources for nonprofits.
Checklist for Starting a nonprofit organization in Maryland: The checklist is provided by Maryland Association of Non Profit Organizations, Inc.
Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers- Common Grant Application: Provides a look at the common grant application and letter of inquiry used by many grantmakers in the DC Metro area.

Federal Resources Your source to find and apply for federal grants.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance CFDA provides the most current information on all Federal programs.
IRS Charities and Nonprofits webpage: Your source for information on getting tax-exempt status, 990's and other nonprofit tax-related information.


Boardsource: An excellent resource for nonprofit boards including information and trainings for board members.

Harbor Business Compliance's "How to Start a Nonprofit in Maryland".