Grant Opportunities & Resources

Several grant opportunities are listed below. For weekly grant announcements sent straight to your mailbox, sign up for the Community Engagement & Constituent Services (CECS) newsletter. Grants are listed in the Nonprofit Center's section at the bottom.


If applications are not currently available, you can review guidelines from the previous year to prepare for the following cycle. Lists of past grantees are also available.  

Community Support Grants - Applications opened January 8th. Deadline: February 22, 2024

Laurel Race Course Impact Fund Grants - Applications are closed for FY25.  The FY26 process will begin in December 2024.

Local Development Council Grants - Applications are closed for FY25. The FY26 process will begin in November 2024.


Anne Arundel Women Giving Together - Applications open January 2nd. Deadline: February 1, 2024
A copy of the full grant application can be accessed HERE.

Arts Council of Anne Arundel County - Multiple grants available throughout the year

Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County - Multiple grants available throughout the year

Grant Writing Basics | Grant Writing Basics

Provides summaries of several blog posts on the topic of grant writing, as well as links to each. Also includes links to other blog posts organized by topic, such as eligibility, funding, and applicants.

Tips for Preparing Grant Proposals

HHS | Tips for preparing grant proposals

Valuable tips for beginning grant proposal writing. Includes links to grant writing YouTube videos.

Tips and Tricks for Writing a Winning Grant Submission

HUD | Tips and Tricks for Grant Writing

A concise resource guide on writing grant proposals. Outlines documents meant to be submitted before grant writing can begin, such as: a mission statement, by-laws and articles of incorporation, and PR materials.

Grant Writing for Nonprofits: Our Top 10 Tips

Learn Grant Writing | Grant Writing Tips for Nonprofits - Our Top Ten Tips

Offers ten tips for grant writing, such as building donor relationships, partnering with other nonprofits, and becoming professionally trained in grant writing. Includes a summary of tips at the bottom of the webpage.

Grant Writing

Nonprofit Hub | Grant Writing 

A series of blogs, tips, and resources focused on grant writing for nonprofits.

9 Successful Tips for Writing Grant Proposals for Nonprofits

University Lab Partner | Grant Proposal Writing Tips for Nonprofits

Provides an overview of grant writing tips, as well as a detailed description of each. 

Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal: The Basics

UOF - Writing Center | Planning and Writing a Grant Proposal

A valuable guide to the grant writing process. Includes an outline of the different sections of grant proposals, as well as general tips and successful sample grant proposals.

Are you looking to connect with grantmakers who are interested in your unique mission? Candid’s Foundation Center Grants Database has over 240,000 grantmakers who are looking to fund nonprofits just like yours! The database is now available at all library branches across the county! The Nonprofit Center was proud to provide the financial support to make this expansion possible. 

Press Release: January 17, 2024

Anne Arundel County Library Grant Research Page

In addition to the grants database, users will also have access to the GuideStar database, which includes over 2 million searchable nonprofits. Funders often look at charity watchdog sites like GuideStar or Charity Navigator to review nonprofit financials, governance and transparency when making award decisions. All nonprofit organization have a profile on GuideStar (added based on IRS records). If your organization has not claimed its profile, you might consider doing so.