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Finding Grants and Writing Proposals

Finding Grants and Writing Proposals

Grant Search Databases

Federal grants databases:

Funding opportunities are usually published on federal agencies' websites. See “Federal Funding Sources” below.

  • Free searchable database and email notification service for all federal funding opportunities.
  • Department of Education Grants Forecast: Forecast of funding opportunities under the discretionary grant programs for upcoming fiscal years.

Foundation grants databases:

  • The Grantsmanship Center: Search for private foundations by state. Provides general funding information, contact information, and links to organization websites.
  • Philanthropy News Digest (PND): A free service of the Foundation Center, PND publishes a weekly roundup of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) from private grantmaking organizations. You can also search for RFPs by subject or keyword.

Topic- and discipline-specific grants databases:

  • H-Net: Tracks and lists Humanities and Social Sciences funding announcements.
  • NYFA Source: A national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists.
  • WomenArts: Provides information about grants and other opportunities for women artists and allies.