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Subscription Required Grant Finder Databases
GrantForward uses specialized data-crawling technology to constantly update our extensive database of sponsors and funding opportunities, allowing thousands of grant opportunities to be gathered from over 9,000 US Sponsors. Every grant opportunity is thoroughly analyzed and then verified. 1-Month free trial.
Not limited to only research grants, GrantSelect features a broad range of up-to-date funding opportunities, including support for arts and culture, humanities, children and youth, community development, education, faith-based groups, minority populations and operating expenses. Free trials for institutions.
Serves nonprofits of all sizes, freelance grantwriters and students, postdocs and faculty at universities. Focus on finding grants for nonprofits. 14-day free trial.
Free Public Domain Grant Databases
Melon Foundation Grant Database
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s grants database. Explore Mellon's grantmaking history using the map with filters for program area, amount, date and keywords.
Open Philanthropy Database
Granting agencies recommended by Open Philanthropy and concentrated in four broad categories: U.S. policy, global catastrophic risks, scientific research, and global health & development. There’s a strong conceptual case that philanthropy could go particularly far in each of these categories, and they include most of the causes we’ve found compelling.
Comprehensive list of granting agencies within state and federal government for individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.
Grantmakers.io makes the public IRS 990 dataset useful to any nonprofit with an Internet connection. If a foundation files taxes electronically, you'll find them here.
EPA grantwriting resources
The federal government provides a range of trainings and resources to assist individuals and organizations interested in applying for a federal grant; general information on federal funding opportunities as well as assistance on grant-writing.
Purdue Online Writing Lab Introduction to Grantwriting
Professional grant writers use clear, specific language to focus the reader’s attention, and to persuade the reader to fund their proposal. Learning to write successful grant proposals is no small task, but the writing process can become easier with practice and awareness of a few common missteps.