Funding Sources and Resources

  1. The Foundation Center
  2. Top 100 Funding Foundations – The Foundation Center
  3. The Grantsmanship Center
    Grants Training and Resources for Non-profit and Government Agencies
  4. Federal
    Covers most of the Federal agencies offering funding.
  5. GuideStar  –
    More than 1 million U.S. nonprofits by subject, category, keyword, state, nonprofit   type, etc. to identify local or state organizations.
  6. Community Foundations by State  – Council on Foundations               er=15626#locator
  7. Idealist.org
    Search more than 40,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 counties   by city, state, keyword, etc.
  8. Search for Charities. IRS.
    Search for charities by state.

Guides to Finding State Foundations

  1. Finding Local Funding: A Guide to State Foundation Directories. Marc Green.   TGCI, The Grantsmanship Center.
  2. State And Local Funding Directories: A Bibliography. Sarah Collins, Jimmy Tom.            The Foundation Center.

Foundation Databases/Directories by State

  1. CA: Foundation & Grantmakers Directory. Northern California Community Foundation, Inc.
  2. CO: Financial Assistance. Colorado Department of Local Affairs.
  3. DE: Directory of Delaware Grantmakers 2003. Delaware Community Foundation.
  4. MA: Grantmakers in Massachusetts. Fundsnet Online Services.
  5. MA/NH: Associated Grant Makers. Associated Grant Makers.
The Grant Makers Directory is available to members only.
  6. NH: Directory of Charitable Funds in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Department of Justice.
  7. NJ: Directory of Registered Charities (Database). Office of the Attorney General. Division of Consumer Affairs.
  8. NM: New Mexico Funding Directory (Database). University of New Mexico’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
  9. NM: New Mexico Funding Directory. 6th ed. University of New Mexico’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research.
  10. SC: South Carolina Foundation Directory 2006. South Carolina State Library.
  11. SD: South Dakota Grant Directory (Database). South Dakota State Library.