In addition to federal grants, many private companies and foundations offer grants for specific projects or issues. The three websites below can help you get started in locating a non-governmental organization that may be able to offer you a grant.
- The Foundation Center provides a gateway to information about private funding sources, the grant-seeking process, guidelines on writing a grant proposal, addresses of state libraries with grants reference collections, and links to other useful websites. The Center maintains a comprehensive database on foundations; produces print and electronic directories and guides; conducts research and publishes studies in the field; and offers a variety of training and educational seminars. Click the links below for more information.
- Guide to Funding Research: An overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.
- Proposal Writing Short Course (also in Spanish, French and other languages).
- Foundation Finder: Search for information about more than 70,000 private and community foundations.
- Requests for Proposals: Daily postings of requests for proposals (RFPs) from private funding sources by broad subject category.
- Foundation Center Cooperating Collections: Free funding information available in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit centers nationwide.