This presentation will focus on the Introduction on what to consider when seeking private foundation monies. Also, there will be a demonstration of the specialized database, Foundation Directory Online Professional. The workshop will teach you how to Interpret the information found about a foundation and its various funding areas. You will also learn helpful Information regarding locating the Foundation Center’s online tutorials and web streams as well as instruction on the use of CINRC reference materials to supplement your grant search. The workshop will also include a discussion of tips about proposal writing and communicating with the foundations.