Online Resources

General Information on Grant Writing and Research

GrantStation has omitted foundations that do not accept unsolicited proposals and others that offer only scholarships. This results in fewer foundations than in some other databases, but more complete information is given here for most of the foundations that actually might help you. Information on corporate and government grants is also included. This is a pay service, except for a free weekly newsletter.

Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network 
A database of funders to environmental causes in Canada, all with links to their Web sites. Membership gives you access to additional information.

The Foundation Center 
Usually your first stop when researching foundations (private or corporate). Extensive online databases and reference materials.

Another resource from the Foundation Center, with many video guides and sector-specific resources.

Foundation Search 
This database contains information on more than 80,000 foundations. The ability to search by grant recipient and the grant details and summaries provided are particularly useful. For an additional fee, you gain access to a second database with information on corporate and government funding.

Database of every nonprofit organization in the U.S., including foundations, with Web links and IRS informational returns that include (for foundations) the grants they have made.

Information on grants they make and information on other funders, as well as a newsletter about grants for technology.

Government Resources

Find links to the Web sites of state and local government agencies nationwide. 
Links to grants, nonprofit registration and tax information, and a number of other topics.

Corporate Resources

Good 360 
Provides a catalog of donated products of all kinds and links to corporations that donate their products directly to nonprofits. 
A wealth of resources about corporate sponsorship from the acknowledged experts in the field at the IEG.


Tech Soup 
Handles the software donations for a number of software companies, in addition to many other services.

People Research

The best general search engine on the Internet. 
A free national online telephone directory. Search results will usually return a complete address as well as the phone number. The premium service is well worth the cost, including more listings and sometimes email addresses.

Individual Grantseeker Resources

Grants for Individuals Online 
The Foundation Center's online directory of grants for individuals in all areas. This is an inexpensive pay service.

Michigan State University Research Links 
Researchers at Michigan State University have compiled this extensive list of links for grants for individuals. Being a university, it's not surprising that they have concentrated on scholarships.

Artists' Statements
Links to resources about writing artists' statements from The Foundation Center


NYFA Source 
A free database of more than 7,500 opportunities for artists in all disciplines including dance, film, music, theatre, and visual arts. 

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