Resources

Grant Databases

Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/
The Foundation Center website provides basic information for over 70,000 corporate and foundation funding sources. The Web site also has more than 2,400 links to grant-maker web sites. Due to licensing constraints, this Web site can only be accessed through the Foundation Office.

Grants.gov
http://www.grants.gov/
The Grants.gov website enables individuals to electronically find federal grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov is the single access point for information about 900 grant programs offered by 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Federal Register
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html
The Federal Register keeps a record of all federal government actions, including upcoming funding deadlines. The Federal Registrar can be searched by keywords then may be browsed by date.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
https://www.cfda.gov/
All federal grant programs are numbered and listed in the CFDA and can be browsed by searching by keywords.

Grantswatch - Higher Education Grants for All
http://grantwatch.com/collection.php?cat=15

Federal Funders

Advanced Research Projects Agency
http://www.darpa.mil/

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
http://www.ahrq.gov/fund/grantix.htm

Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/

Corporation for National Service
http://www.nationalservice.gov/

Department of Agriculture
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

Department of Energy
http://energy.gov/

Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov/

Department of Justice
http://www.justice.gov/

Department of State
http://www.state.gov/

Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.epa.gov/

National Endowment for the Arts
http://arts.endow.gov/

National Endowment for the Humanities
http://www.neh.gov/

National Institutes of Health
http://www.nih.gov/index.html

National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/

Private Foundation Funders

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
http://www.gatesfoundation.org/

David and Lucile Packard Foundation
http://www.packard.org/

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
http://www.hewlett.org

The California Endowment
http://www.calendow.org/

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
http://www.moore.org

Community Foundation of Silicon Valley
http://www.siliconvalleygives.org

The James Irvine Foundation
http://www.irvine.org

The San Francisco Foundation
http://www.sff.org

Peninsula Community Foundation
http://www.pcf.org/

California Community Foundation
http://www.calfund.org

The California Wellness Foundation
http://www.tcwf.org

Sample Grants & Templates

Foundation Center, Grant Space
http://grantspace.org/Tools/Sample-Documents

Sample Grant Proposals
http://theideabank.com/onlinecourse/samplegrant.php

School Grants
http://www.k12grants.org/samples/

Chico State University, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
http://www.csuchico.edu/celt/grantsFunding/examples_grant_proposals.shtml

Public for Access to Funded FIPSE Grant Proposals
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/fipse/funded-proposals.html

Colorado Grants: Centerville Community Center
http://www.coloradogrants.org/assets/pdf/centerville-community-center.pdf

Weber State University
http://www.weber.edu/OUR/grants/sample_grants.html

NSF Successful Grant Proposals
http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/earlycareer/research/NSFgrants.html

American Political Science Association (Research Proposals)
http://www.apsanet.org/content_9224.cfm

Funded Academic Initiatives Monetary Fund (AIM) Applications
http://www.mercer.edu/provost/AIM/AIMApplicationExamplesNov2008.pdf

Maricopa Center for Learning &Instruction, Maricopa Community Colleges
http://mcli.maricopa.edu/learning-grants/samples

Grant Research Sources

Portico
http://indorgs.virginia.edu/portico/

Portico is a collection of web sites, containing publicly available information, compiled for the use of the advancement community.

APRA
http://www.aprahome.org/

APRA is the premier international organization for fundraisers who specialize in fundraising research, analytics and relationship management.

David Lamb's Prospect Research Page
http://www.lambresearch.com/index.html

Online resource for prospect researchers. American Fact Finder
http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html?_lang=en

Census data. Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://stats.bls.gov/

As an independent statistical agency, BLS serves its diverse user communities by providing products and services that are objective, timely, accurate, and relevant.

Federal Statistics
http://www.fedstats.gov/

National Association of State Budget Officers
http://www.nasbo.org/

Founded in 1945, NASBO serves as the professional organization for all state budget officers of the fifty states and U.S. territories.

Newsletters & List Serves

The Grant Advisor
http://www.grantadvisor.com/about.htm

US Department of Education
http://www2.ed.gov/news/newsletters/index.html

Foundation Center Newsletters
http://foundationcenter.org/newsletters/

National Science Foundation
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=NSF&ord=date#about

Grant Station Insider
http://www.grantstation.com/insidersignup2.asp

Philanthropy Journal
http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/

Federal Register
http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/

Federal Electronic Grants Clearinghouse: Grants.gov
http://www.grants.gov

U.S. Department of Education
http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/about/grantmaking/index.html

Foundation Center
http://foundationcenter.org/

A to Z Grantwriting Monthly Newsletter
http://www.atozgrantwriting.com/links/Newsletter.htm

USA.gov for Nonprofits
http://www.usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml#resources

Fundsnet Services Online
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/

Grants Alert.com
http://www.grantsalert.com/index.cfm

Federal Electronic Grants Clearinghouse
http://www.grants.gov/

Emergency Management for Higher Ed
http://www2.ed.gov/programs/emergencyhighed/index.html

Funding Announcements

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
https://www.cfda.gov/

CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments, domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

Chronicle of Philanthropy: Deadlines
http://philanthropy.com/section/Deadlines/269/

Grant announcements and requests for proposals in a wide variety of subject areas, particularly but not exclusively for institutional grantseekers.

Foundation Center RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin
http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/

A weekly bulletin of funding announcements and requests for proposals in a variety of areas for organizations and academic institutions. May be searched by categories.

Grants.gov: Grant Email Alerts
http://www.grants.gov/applicants/email_subscription.jsp

"THE single access point for over 1,000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies" now has email alerts! Subscribe to receive email alerts on all new grants notices - or all of those that match your favorite search criteria.

GrantsNet Funding News
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding/

Focuses on current research funding opportunities in the biological and medical sciences. An optional Funding News email alert service is also available. Includes online journal articles published by Science magazine and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

NSF (National Science Foundation) Active Funding Opportunities
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_list.jsp?org=NSF&ord=date

Allows you to receive notifications about new content posted on the NSF web site. Alert options include both Recently Announced Funding Opportunities as well as Upcoming Due dates. Notification can be received via email or RSS. Grantsnet: Funding Opportunities for Training in the Biological and Medical Sciences
http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding

A currently free internet-based database of hundreds of programs. Also includes funding news and an email update service. A site of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Quite a bit of funding information for international applicants.

Foundation Center 990-PF Search
http://dynamodata.fdncenter.org/990s/990search/esearch.php

This Foundation Center site permits searching for 990-PF returns by name, zip code, and/or EIN number.

BIG Online
http://www.bigdatabase.com/

A for-profit resource, BIG Online provides online and telephone assistance for navigating the various tools on its website. Also offers online classes to learn more about the features of its extensive database, which contains grantmakers' 990's, and a trove of relevant articles.

Foundation Search America
http://www.foundationsearch.com/

Also a for-profit resource, very similar to BIG Online. Popular resource available to nonprofits for a fee. Offers the ability to conduct in-depth analysis of prospective foundations.

GrantStation
http://www.grantstation.com/

GrantStation is an interactive website that allows grantseekers to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects, and mentors them through the grantseeking process. Searchable database of grantmakers who are actively accepting inquiries and proposals, federal grant deadlines, online tutorials, and frequent webinars. This site requires fee-based membership, although some features are free.

The Philanthropy Journal
http://www.philanthropyjournal.org/

Published by Institute for Nonprofits at N.C. State University, the Journal publishes news about foundations, recent surveys about fundraising trends, and other nonprofit issues. You can join as an individual or an organization. There is also a free online newsletter.

The Grantsmanship Center
http://www.tgci.com/

Click "Sources of Funding Information" at this site and you will find links to today's Federal Register, and to community foundation websites, listed by state.






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