SEARCH TUTORIAL EXAMPLES

Example 1

Question: I am an African American high school senior from New York, and I'd like to attend a New York State school next fall. I'm going to need a scholarship to be able to attend. What do I do to begin my funding search?

Answer: The first step to constructing an effective search strategy is to pinpoint key phrases in your question. Since many foundations limit their giving to minorities, we'll include Minorities in our search. In fact, some foundations limit funding specifically to African Americans/Blacks, so we'll include that in our search too. We'll also use the Boolean operator OR between the terms so the search returns all records with at least one (or both) of the search terms. In addition, many foundations give only to residents of their home states, so in order to focus the search a bit more, we'll include New York as a search term as well. Moreover, most foundations indicate one or more types of support they offer, for example, undergraduate support, or fellowships, loans, seed money, and so forth. As we're looking for scholarships, we'll make sure we include foundations that offer that type of support (a general scholarship category) as well as those that specify scholarships for undergraduate support in particular.

These criteria should retrieve a relevant list of foundations that offer scholarships for students like you.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select Fields of Interest:

1. Click the Fields of Interest Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find African Americans/Blacks.

3. Click on African Americans/Blacks to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field.

Note: The number in parentheses to the right of African Americans/Blacks indicates the number of foundations in the database that list this term as a field of interest.

4. Next scroll down the Fields of Interest Index once again until you find Minorities.

5. Click on Minorities to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field.

Note: Foundation Grants to Individuals Online automatically inserts the OR Boolean operator between the terms African Americans/Blacks and Minorities within the Fields of Interest search field box.

Select a Foundation State:

1. Click the Foundation State Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find New York.

Note: The number in parentheses to the right of New York indicates the number of foundations located in the State of New York.

3. Click on New York to automatically insert it into the Foundation State search field.

Select Types of Support:

1. Click the Types of Support Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Scholarships-General.

3. Click on Scholarships-General to automatically insert it into the Types of Support search field.

4. Click also on Undergraduate Support to automatically insert it into the Types of Support search field.

Note: The numbers in parentheses to the right of Scholarships-General and Undergraduate Support indicate the total number of foundations in the database that offer these types of support. Note, too, how Foundation Grants to Individuals Online again inserts the OR Boolean operator between the terms Scholarships-General
and Undergraduate Support within the Types of Support search field box.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation name in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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Example 2

Question: I am a student at Columbia High School in Pennsylvania, and I was recently accepted to Oberlin College. With the cost of tuition and other expenses, I’m quickly realizing that I’m going to need some financial assistance. I’m not really sure how to start my funding search. Any suggestions on how I begin?

Answer: An excellent starting point for a prospective college student seeking educational funding is to search for foundations that offer support to students attending, or planning to attend, specific schools. Use the School Name(s) Index to accomplish this task. It contains the names of schools whose students are eligible for certain foundations’ giving programs. Based on your question, we can plug in the two school names you mention and see what results you get.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select School Names:

1. Click the School Name(s) Index on the Search screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

Note: For very large indexes, the Index Pane groups entries alphabetically. The letter of the alphabet displayed at the top of the Index Pane corresponds to the group of entries listed below. To access entries beginning with other letters of the alphabet, click on the underlined letter at the top of the Index Pane. Use the scroll bar to move through the list.

2. At the top of the Index Pane, click “C” to display all schools beginning with that letter.

3. Scroll down until you find Columbia High School, PA .

Note: The number in parentheses to the right of Columbia High School, PA indicates the number of foundations that include this school’s name in their record.

4. Click on Columbia High School, PA to automatically insert it into the School Name(s) search field.

5. Return to the top of the Index Pane and click “O” to display all schools beginning with that letter.

6. Scroll down the School Name(s) Index once again until you find OberlinCollege.

7. Click on Oberlin College to automatically insert it into the School Name(s) search field.

Note:Foundation Grants to Individuals Online automatically inserts the OR Boolean operator between the terms Columbia High School and Oberlin College within the School Name(s) search field box. As a result, all records containing either Oberlin College or Columbia High School (or both) will be retrieved.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser’s Back Button after you’ve closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you’ve opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It’s important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don’t qualify, don’t apply.

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Example 3a

Question: I'm a pre-med student at the University of Illinois, and I'm about to begin applying to medical schools in both Indiana and Illinois. I understand many foundations only give within their home states. How do I find those whose giving patterns relate to my needs?

Answer: It's true that many foundations target those who are residents of their home states or cities, so we'll formulate a search to help you pinpoint them. Also, because you are interested in continuing your medical studies, we'll include the Fields of Interest term Medical school/education.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select Foundations States:

1. Click the Foundation State Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Illinois.

3. Click on Illinois to automatically insert it into the Foundation State search field.

4. Next scroll down the Foundation State index once again and click on Indiana to automatically insert it into the Foundation State search field.

Note:Foundation Grants to Individuals Online automatically inserts the OR Boolean operator between these search terms within the Foundation States Search field box. As a result, all foundations located either in Illinois or Indiana will be retrieved.

In addition, note that for Foundation State searches, you may type the two-letter state postal code(s), in this example, IL or IN, for Illinois and Indiana, into the search field box. You'll need to type the OR Boolean operator between these states yourself. In general, you may type search terms directly into any of the search field boxes, bypassing the indexes; however, be sure to check your spelling for accurate results.

Select Fields of Interest:

1. Click the Fields of Interest Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Medical school/education.

3. Click on Medical school/education to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field box.

Note: The number in parentheses to the right of Medical school/education indicates the number of foundations in the database that list this term as a field of interest.

Select Types of Support:

1. Click the Types of Support Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Scholarships-General.

3. Click on Scholarships-General to automatically insert it into the Types of Support search field.

4. Next, click on Graduate Support to insert this term into the Types of Support search field.

Note: Foundation Grants to Individuals Online automatically inserts the OR Boolean operator between Scholarships-General and Graduate Support so that you retrieve all records containing either Scholarships-General or Graduate Support, or both of these terms

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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Example 4a

Question: I'm about to complete my Ph.D. in Women's Studies at the University of Hawaii. I'm planning to write a book related to women's issues when I graduate, and I'm seeking financial support to help me during the course of the project. What type of search would I use to find foundations willing to support me in this endeavor?

Answer: It's true that a number of foundations favor women in their giving programs, so we'll formulate a search to help you pinpoint them. Also, because you are a postgraduate working on a book, we'll include Fellowships and Publication as search terms, as well as Program development (all separated by the OR Boolean operator), which will broaden the search somewhat.

Take special note of the technique we use to locate foundations that support women in their programs. Although the Fields of Interest index contains the entries Women and Women's studies, we'll use the Text Search feature instead, because there are some records in which women are referred to in text fields other than Fields of Interest. And to be sure we don't miss any foundations, we'll search for the term wom*. The asterisk is a wildcard character (see Wildcard Searching for more information) that finds any word starting with w-o-m and ending with any combination of letters. This ensures that we find foundation records containing the words women, woman, women's, etc.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select Types of Support:

1. Click the Types of Support Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Fellowships.

3. Click on Fellowships to automatically insert it into the Types of Support search field box.

4. Since we're going to include the Types of Support terms: Publication and Programdevelopment in our search as well, repeat steps 2 and 3, clicking on these terms in the Types of Support Index.

Note:Foundation Grants to Individuals Online automatically places the OR Boolean operator between each of these terms, which means that all records containing either Fellowships or Publication or Program development in the Types of Support field will be retrieved.

Enter Text Search Criteria:

1. Type wom* into the Text search box.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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Example 4b

Question: I'm a history professor, and I'll be taking time off next year to undertake a research project related to the Revolutionary War. Does Foundation Grants to Individuals Online contain information on foundations that support individuals embarking on this type of project?

Answer: Over 280 Foundation Grants to Individuals records list Research under Types of Support, so we shouldn't have a problem retrieving relevant records. However, since you probably don't want to sift through quite so much data, we'll include the Field of Interest term History & Archaeology in the search also, which should give the search a better focus and return a more manageable list of results.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select a Field of Interest:

1. Click the Fields of Interest Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find History & Archaeology.

3. Click on History & Archaeology to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field box.

Select a Type of Support:

1. Click the Types of Support Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Research.

3. Click on Research to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field box.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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Example 5

Question: My mother just started working at a Wal-Mart store, and I understand the company provides educational funding to the children of its employees. I’m wondering what the qualifications are. How long do you have to be working at Wal-Mart to qualify, and how much money do they offer?

Answer: The Company Name(s) index is a list of companies that are mentioned in specific foundations’ giving programs. Selecting Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. from the Company Name(s) index will retrieve the foundation(s) offering support to the company’s employees and, in some cases, their children and/or relatives. But keep in mind, using the Company Name(s) index alone is not your only option in your search for educational support. Review the other sample searches in the tutorial for instructions on constructing more advanced searches that retrieve relevant results.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select a Company Name

1. Click the Company Name(s) Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

Note: For very large indexes, the Index Pane groups entries alphabetically. The Letter of the alphabet displayed at the top of the Index Pane corresponds to the group of entries listed below. To access entries beginning with other letters of the alphabet, click on the underlined letter at the top of the Index Pane. Use the scroll bar to move through the list.

2. At the top of the Index Pane, click “W” to display all company names beginning with the letter “W.”

3. Scroll down until you find Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

4. Click on Wal-mart Stores, Inc. to automatically insert it into the Company Name(s) search field box.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser’s Back Button after you’ve closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you’ve opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It’s important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don’t qualify, don’t apply.

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Example 6

Question: I'm a single mother living in San Francisco, and my young son has a debilitating eye disease. I'm seeking support to help cover mounting medical bills as well as for costs associated with the special services he requires. How can Foundation Grants to Individuals Online help me locate the funding I need?

Answer: There are a number of key words that can be assumed by your question, and there are a variety of searches we could create to help you find foundations with an interest in funding individuals with needs of this type. For example, we could orient this search around Fields of Interest Index terms like Eye diseases and/or Disabled, among others. But because more foundations offer support for Health care, we'll include that term in our search. And because many foundations are very specific about the states in which they fund, we'll include the term California to filter out foundations that limit support to residents of other states.

It's always a good idea to review the indexes before building your searches to familiarize yourself with the terms that will help you retrieve results most relevant to your needs. Also, it's often useful to do a number of different searches, juggling indexed terms a bit to fine-tune your results. A well-designed search strategy can get you useful results with little time and effort.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select Types of Support:

1. Click the Types of Support Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Grants for special needs.

Note: To find out more about the scope of funding covered in this type of support, refer to our list of Types of Support terms and their corresponding definitions.

3. Click on Grants for special needs to automatically insert it into the Types of Support search field box.

Select Geographic Focus:

1. Click the Geographic Focus Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

Note: The Geographic Focus Index is a state index. The foundations retrieved when using this index represent funders that give in the particular state selected, whether or not the foundation itself is located in that state.

2. Scroll down the list until you find California.

3. Click on California to automatically insert it into the Geographic Focus search field.

Tip: Not every foundation record includes a Geographic Focus field (approximately 70% do). If you click in the Text Search field and type California OR CA instead of using the Geographic Focus search field, you'll retrieve foundations located in California that do not include a Geographic Focus field in their records in addition to those that do.

Select Fields of Interest:

1. Click the Fields of Interest Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left hand side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Health care.

3. Click on Health care to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field.

Start the search:

4. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

5. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

6. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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Example 7

Question: I'm a doctor at a hospital looking for support to do advanced research in the field of cancer. I understand that a number of foundations require applicants to be nominated by their institutions in order to be eligible for funding. I'd prefer to filter out foundations that make this a requirement. Is it possible to design a search around these parameters?

Answer: The simple answer is yes. There are a number of foundations that fund research efforts by doctors and don't require you to be nominated first to become eligible. And the creative use of the Boolean operator NOT (see the Help section on Boolean searching for more details) can help you to exclude those that do.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select Fields of Interest:

1. Click the Fields of Interest Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Cancer research.

3. Click on Cancer research to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field.

Exclude foundations requiring nomination:

1. Click the Types of Support Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Grants by nomination only.

3. Click Grants by nomination only to automatically insert it into the Types of Support search field.

4. Place your cursor in the Types of Support search field box in front of the term, Grants by nomination only, and type in the Boolean term NOT. Be sure to leave one space between NOT and the Types of Support term.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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Example 8

Question: I'm an independent filmmaker, and I'm making a documentary about the plight of southern tobacco farmers. How do I find foundations that will support me and my project?

Answer: In this scenario, we're going to demonstrate the value of wildcards. We'll use the term Media, film/video, and to add additional relevance and lend focus to the search, we'll include the term Documentar*. This term, with the addition of the asterisk (*) wildcard will retrieve records containing all variations on the word, i.e. records containing either Documentary or Documentaries, anywhere in the record. Keep in mind that each of the samples in the tutorial demonstrates only one among many potential scenarios you could create to retrieve useful results.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select Fields of Interest:

1. Click the Fields of Interest Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Media, film/video.

3. Click on Media, film/video to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field.

Enter Text Search criteria:

1. Type Documentar* into the Text search box.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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Example 9

Question: I live in Boston and last year I retired from my job after almost 35 years. My husband recently passed away after a long illness and because of the medical costs, I'm finding it difficult to pay my bills. I'd like to locate a source of financial support just in case I need some assistance in getting through this difficult time. Does Foundation Grants to Individuals Online contain any funders that offer this type of support, and if so, how do I locate them?

Answer: There are a number of foundations around the country that give exclusively to individuals living within their communities. So for your needs we'll construct a search that pinpoints foundations located in Boston. It will be possible for us to do a very focused search because the Fields of Interest and Types of Support indexes contain entries that are extremely relevant to your circumstances. We'll select Aging and Women from Fields of Interest to locate foundations that give to these groups and Grants for special needs from Types of Support to add even more relevance to the search.

Remember, this is only one example you can use in your funding search. You could broaden your results a great deal by leaving out Boston, or you could substitute Massachusetts from the Foundation State index to increase your results while still maintaining a high level of relevance.

Follow the steps below to build this search:

Select a Foundation City:

1. Click the Foundation City Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left hand side of the screen.

Note: For very large indexes such as this, the Index Pane groups entries alphabetically. The letter of the alphabet displayed at the top of the Index Pane corresponds to the group of entries listed below. To access entries Beginning with other letters of the alphabet, click on the underlined letter at the top of the Index Pane. Use the scroll bar to move through the list.

2. Scroll down until you find Boston. (The number in parentheses to the right of Boston indicates the number of foundations located in the City of Boston.)

3. Click on Boston to automatically insert it into the Foundation City search field.

Tip: When using the Foundation City Index, it is recommended that you also use the Foundation State Index. Many cities nationwide have names in common, such as Springfield. Without indicating a corresponding state, your results would includeSpringfield, Massachusetts; Springfield, Vermont; Springfield, Missouri, and so forth.

Select Fields of Interest:

1. Click the Fields of Interest Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Aging.

3. Click on Aging to automatically insert it into the Fields of Interest search field.

4. Next scroll down the Field of Interest Index once again to find Women.

5. Click on Women to insert it into the Fields of Interest search field.

Note: Foundation Grants to Individuals Online automatically places the OR Boolean operator between each of these terms, which means that all records containing either Aging or Women (or both) in the Fields of Interest field will be retrieved.

Select Types of Support:

1. Click the Types of Support Index on the Search Screen to display it in the Index Pane on the left side of the screen.

2. Scroll down until you find Grants for special needs.

Note: See the Types of Support Terms definitions list to learn more about the grants included in this type of support.

3. Click on Grants for special needs to insert it into the Types of Support search field.

Start the search:

1. Click Search. The Results Screen appears displaying a list of all foundation records containing your search terms. The number of results and the search criteria you used are displayed at the top of the screen.

2. Click a foundation in the results list to view it in the Record Display window.

3. Click Close Window when you are through viewing the record, and click another foundation name in the results list, and so on.

Tip: If you click your browser's Back Button after you've closed the Record Display window, the Search Screen will re-display with your prior search still intact. (You may have to click Back a few times if you've opened more than one Search Results page). To start an all-new search, click the Search Foundations link on the upper right of the Results Screen. This will return you to the Search Screen, clearing all of your previous search terms.

Remember: It's important to read each record in its entirety before contacting any of the foundations returned by your search. Most have very specific requirements you must meet in order to be considered for support, so read the entries carefully to determine whether or not you qualify. If you don't qualify, don't apply.

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