Funding Sources and Resources

  1. The Foundation Centerhttp://foundationcenter.org/
  2. Top 100 Funding Foundations – The Foundation Center http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/topfunders/top100assets.html
  3. The Grantsmanship Centerhttp://www.tgci.com/funding.shtml
    Grants Training and Resources for Non-profit and Government Agencies
  4. Federal Grantswww.grants.gov
    Covers most of the Federal agencies offering funding.
  5. GuideStar  – http://www2.guidestar.org/AdvancedSearch.aspx
    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                   http://www.cof.org/whoweserve/community/resources/index.cfm?navItemNumb      er=15626#locator
  7. Idealist.orghttp://www.idealist.org
    Search more than 40,000 nonprofit and community organizations in 165 counties   by city, state, keyword, etc.
  8. Search for Charities. IRS. http://www.irs.gov/charities/index.html
    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.   http://www.tgci.com/magazine/Finding%20Local%20Funding.pdf
  2. State And Local Funding Directories: A Bibliography. Sarah Collins, Jimmy Tom.            The Foundation Center.         http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/faqs/html/state.html

Foundation Databases/Directories by State

  1. CA: Foundation & Grantmakers Directory. Northern California Community Foundation, Inc. http://www.foundations.org/grantmakers.html
  2. CO: Financial Assistance. Colorado Department of Local Affairs. http://www.dola.state.co.us/financial_assistance.html
  3. DE: Directory of Delaware Grantmakers 2003. Delaware Community Foundation. http://www.delcf.org/Download/2003%20DIRECTORY%20OF%20DELAWARE%20GRANTMAKERS.pdf
  4. MA: Grantmakers in Massachusetts. Fundsnet Online Services. http://www.fundsnetservices.com/massachu.htm
  5. MA/NH: Associated Grant Makers. Associated Grant Makers. http://www.agmconnect.org
The Grant Makers Directory is available to members only.
  6. NH: Directory of Charitable Funds in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Department of Justice. http://doj.nh.gov/publications/directory-main.html
  7. NJ: Directory of Registered Charities (Database). Office of the Attorney General. Division of Consumer Affairs. http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charity/chardir.htm
  8. NM: New Mexico Funding Directory (Database). University of New Mexico’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research. http://research.unm.edu/nmfd/index.cfm
  9. NM: New Mexico Funding Directory. 6th ed. University of New Mexico’s Office of the Vice Provost for Research. http://research.unm.edu/publications/nmfd_book/
  10. SC: South Carolina Foundation Directory 2006. South Carolina State Library. http://www.statelibrary.sc.gov/grant-and-funding-sources
  11. SD: South Dakota Grant Directory (Database). South Dakota State Library. http://apps.sd.gov/applications/de100sdgrantdir/