Funding Sources

What are the different sources of grant funding? How is each unique? Learn about the three main types in the articles below:

 

Foundation Funding  Government Funding  Corporate Funding
 

As a free service, we offer a listing of funding sources for the United States. These lists are not definitive, but provide a great jumping off point in your search for funders within a given region. Listings are in alphabetical order.

As always, please remember that we offer training, publications, and consulting services on the topic of grants, but we are not a grantmaker.

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GrantDomain  Get funder information—right at your fingertips. Search our database of foundation, corporate, and government grantmakers using keywords and key phrases. Find the elusive RFP and get a headstart on your grant cycle. FREE access to this database is included with many of our training programs.

Get funder information right at your fingertips with GrantDomain. Search our database of foundation, corporate, and government grantmakers using keywords and key phrases. Find the elusive RFP and get a headstart on your grant cycle. FREE access to this database is included with many of our training programs.

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Funding State-by-State is just one of many free resources we offer. Check the map below for grantmakers in your area. Don’t stop there! Check out the free article on our home page: "Where’s the Money? Find the Right Funding." Read our blog posts and archived articles—they're loaded with the best thinking and how-to information collected from over 45 years of helping people build better communities.

 

Click on a state below for information specific to that state’s

  • Top grantmaking foundations
  • Community foundations
  • Corporate giving programs
  • State website homepage

 

 

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The Grantsmanship Center is here to help but we are not a funder. We do not award grants.