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Are you up-to-date on your research? Try these keywords in database searches:

  • grants
  • funding
  • focus group
  • case study
  • interview
  • qualitative
  • portfolio assessment

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     Sample Search: art therapy and focus groups

ProQuest Central: Search the database

     Sample Search: literacy and program evaluation

PyscINFO: Search the database

     Sample Search: dance therapy and program evaluation

     Sample Search: creative arts therapy and (interviews or focus groups or case studies)

Exclusive Resources

The resources listed below are for use by Lesley University faculty & staff.  Contact the grants officer listed with each resource for access information.

Associated Grantmakers Image Associated Grantmakers of Massachusetts lists information and links to Web sites for many private, corporate, and community foundations that grant money in Massachusetts. Based in Boston, AGM maintains a public library and subscription database of grantmakers from all over Massachusetts and other parts of New England. It offers proposal writing workshops throughout the state as well as frequent "Meet the Donor" sessions featuring representatives from foundations. Please email Charles Eaton ( for Lesley's password.

  Foundation Center Image

The Foundation Center Online Directory, includes help in locating and writing applications to corporate and private foundations. Links to Philanthropy News Digest, funding trends, and an online library of resources.  Please email Charles Eaton ( for Lesley's password.

Grants Rescource Center image 

Lesley University has a membership with the Grants Resource Center in Washington, DC. This organization maintains a database of public and private funding opportunities relevant to institutions of higher education. Please email Charles Eaton ( for Lesley's password.

Grant Writing Books

Grant Writing Web Links

"The [grant] proposal does not stand alone. It must be part of a process of planning and of research on, outreach to, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.” (The Foundation Center)

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