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Actor's Fund of America
Artists' Health Insurance Resource Center
http://www.ahirc.org/
The AHIRC database was created in 1998 by The Actors' Fund of America, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, as a health insurance resource for artists and people in the entertainment industry. Since then, with support from The Commonwealth Fund, it has expanded to include resources for the self-employed, low-income workers, the under-insured, the uninsured who require medical care and many other groups.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Benefits Checkup
http://www.benefitscheckup.org/
A free, easy-to-use service that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans. Researching these programs used to be a time-consuming, frustrating experience. But no longer. Feel out the confidential questionnaire and the computer will generate a list of programs that you qualify for. Courtesy of the National Council on Aging.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Benefits.gov
http://www.benefits.gov/
Your benefits connection courtesy of the U.S. government.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Benefits.gov
12 Programs targeted for Michigan residents
https://www.benefits.gov/benefits/browse-by-state/state/163
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Craft Emergency Relief Fund
http://www.craftemergency.org/
CERF provides immediate support to professional crafts-people suffering career-threatening emergencies, thereby helping them sustain their craftsmaking as a livelihood and, by doing so, enriching the cultural and economic vitality of communities in the United States.
Also listed under Grants to Individuals : Arts
(Last checked 07/06/17)

The Grant Lady (Shakura Amatulla)'s List of Emergency Resources
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/grntlady.htm
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR)
Funding Information Guide
http://www.gcir.org/
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Grants.gov Income Security and Social Security Funding Opportunities
http://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?fundingCategories%3DISS%7CIncome%20Security%20and%20Social%20Services
Select income security and social services as category.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Hill-Burton Program for Free Medical Assistance
http://www.hrsa.gov/gethealthcare/affordable/hillburton/facilities.html
Many of the uninsured people in Michigan may be eligible for free or low-cost medical coverage from participating medical facilities in the state. This web site describes the program and provides a directory of participating hospitals.
Also listed under Medicine.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Human Services RFPs Posted by the Foundation Center PND Digest
http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps?search=1&tags_interest[]=human+services
Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Indigogo Life
https://www.indiegogo.com/
Raise money for yourself or someone you love.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Lansing Area Relief Agencies Can Help During Economic Crises
http://staff.lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/2socser.htm
The car breaks down and you're facing a $400 repair job but can barely make ends meet as it is. Homeowners may lose their jobs and not have enough reserves to make mortgage payments. Or the uninsured may face a huge medical bill which precludes payment on utility or rent. Where to turn?
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Lions Clubs International
http://www.lionsclubs.org
Each year Lions Clubs around the country provide 600,000 free professional glaucoma screenings, perform 25,000 cornea transplants, collect over 3 million pairs of glasses, and provide thousands with free quality eye care. Services are provided based on need, and programs and services can be developed according to specific community needs. Lions Clubs conduct Hometown Day that brings people to Lenscrafters for eye exams and eyeglasses free of charge. Consult your telephone directory for a Lions Club in your area or contact: Lions Club International, 300 22nd St., Oak Brook, IL 60523; Telephone: 630-571-5466; Fax: 630-571-5735.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Michigan Foster Youth in Transition
http://www.michigan.gov/fyit/0,1607,7-240-44311---,00.html
Michigan provides financial assistance for living, working, and education expenses.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Michigan Office of the Children's Ombudsman
Relative Care Resources
http://www.michigan.gov/oco/0,1607,7-133-3193---,00.html
Financial or other support for relative care providers is often scarce or difficult to access. Many times, relatives are unaware of the options available to assist in caring for related children. The following is a list of some resources that may be available to relative care providers. It is important to note that the list is not comprehensive and there may be other resources available in your community. In addition, not all children are eligible for each of these resources and a child receiving one type of assistance may, therefore, be ineligible to receive another type of assistance. It is important to discuss these options with the child's caseworker.
Also listed under Grants for Nonprofits--Children.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Michigan Public Service Commission
Michigan Citizens Can Get Help With Winter Heating Bills
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/homeheatinghelp_106697_7.pdf
Winter Energy Bill Payment Assistance Help with winter heating bills is available to senior citizens, unemployed, and low-income utility customers. Find out how to enroll in the Winter Protection Plan, Home Heating Credit, Earned Income Credit, and other available assistance and energy conservation programs. Consumer Alert, Feb. 2002.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

ModestNeeds.com
http://www.modestneeds.org/
"Modest Needs is NOT designed to assist the truly indigent. We have long recognized that persons who have nothing (or almost nothing) need some help, and we already fund programs designed to help these persons to the tune of billions of dollars every year. Modest Needs does not seek to duplicate these programs. Rather, Modest Needs recognizes that regular folks who are working but living paycheck to paycheck (this is most of us, including myself) might sometimes encounter an unexpected expense that could spell financial disaster for that person/family if they do not receive some assistance. Modest Needs is designed EXCLUSIVELY to assist persons/families in these situations.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Patient Advocate Foundation
http://www.patientadvocate.org/report.php
Patient Advocate Foundation is a national non-profit organization that serves as an active liaison between the patient and their insurer, employer and/or creditors to resolve insurance, job discrimination, and/or debt crisis matters relative to their diagnosis through case managers and attorneys. Patient Advocate Foundation seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation assuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their financial stability. Patient Advocate Foundation offers direct patient services through this website, and can be contacted via E-mail at help@patientadvocate.org. Our toll-free number is 1-800-532-5274.
Use the search engine to find out what is available in your community. Information available on (to mention only a few from the entire list): Children, Children's Health Insurance Programs, Community Referral, Disability Services, Financial Assistance, Food Stamps, Health Care, Insurance, Legal, Medication/Drug Assistance and Special Needs.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Share a Smile Foundation
http://www.shareasmile.org/
Founded in 1999 by Mark T. Hammond, president and CEO of Flagstar Bank. Mr. Hammond's goal has been to assist people directly, especially individuals whose needs fall outside the boundaries of other charitable organizations. Since its inception, the foundation has helped many individuals experiencing hardships. For example, it set up a trust fund for infant children left motherless; it provided financial assistance to the family of a young leukemia patient; it paid critical bills for a multiple sclerosis patient; it helped a single father become a homeowner and assisted many others who found themselves in a crisis, with no place to turn for help.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

SHARE Network
http://www.michigan.gov/sharenetwork
Features a Resource Directory of services offered by faith-based and community organizations, government agencies, and other non-profit organizations around the state.
(Last checked 07/06/17)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 07/06/17)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 07/06/17)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
(Last checked 07/06/17)


Books

The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Free Money When You're Unemployed
Laurie Blum. New York, N.Y. : John Wiley and Sons, 1993. 310pp. Remote Storage HC110 .P63 B58 1993
Identifies private, corporate, and government sources that give financial assistance to those who find themselves unemployed or in tough financial circumstances for everything from paying the grocery bill to a mortgage payment.

Annual Register of Grant Support
Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants
Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals
New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.

 

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