GrantDomain

GrantDomain is a user-friendly and continually updated funder database of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers. This affordable tool helps you find the right funders for your work, while saving you aggravation, time, and money. It provides genuinely useful information at a fraction of the cost of other services.

Purchasing a GrantDomain account is quick and easy. You may pay by check, purchase order, or credit card–and GrantDomain comes with a money-back guarantee. Try GrantDomain for 30 days and if you're not completely satisfied, we'll refund your payment–no questions asked. The price of GrantDomain is $495 for 1 year, $695 for 2 years and $795 for 3 years.

Here’s a brief description of each section of the GrantDomain database.
Be sure to check out the sample announcements and guided tours.


Federal Funding


Government agencies announce new grant opportunities every working day of the year. So each working day of the year the Center’s professional researcher examines grants.gov, the Federal Register, and other government sites to identify new opportunities. We then post them in our federal grants database, along with a clear, concise summary of the announcement. You can search the database by:

  • Announcement date
  • Funding agency
  • Keywords
  • Program area
  • Program title
  • CFDA number (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)

 

The summary information on each funding competition is clear and easy to use, so you'll quickly know if the grant would be a good match for your organization’s work. And every grant announcement is keyed to a continually updated calendar of proposal deadlines, making it convenient to plan ahead. You can easily see which competitions are still open, or scan through closed competitions to explore promising funding programs and when they are likely to reopen. The extensive quick-links that are included connect you directly to key pages at federal and state funding sites so you won’t have to search through hundreds of websites and bookmark the pages yourself.

We also pass along news about changes in the federal grantmaking process and other important news that affects grantees.

Click here to view a snapshot of a sample federal grant announcement.

Click here to take a guided tour of the federal grant database.
 

Foundation Grants


Searching for foundation grants can be time-consuming and expensive. The annual fees for on-line directories can be $1,200 or higher and organizations with limited budgets can seldom afford the cost. Using library resources can be inconvenient and the time allowed on-line can be limited.

Unlike other on-line services, GrantDomain pre-screens foundations to ensure that they have a staff, and issue grant announcements or otherwise indicate an interest in receiving proposals. In other words, we've targeted those foundations that will actually consider your application for funding so that you won't have to plow through mounds of useless data from small foundations that give only to pre-selected recipients and never make grants to organizations like yours. You can search GrantDomain's foundation database by:

  • Foundation name
  • Geographic giving preference
  • Program area
  • Types of support
  • Keywords

 

In addition, GrantDomain gives you new foundation announcements daily. And our foundation news updates keep you abreast of changing priorities and new initiatives at the foundations in which you have a special interest.

Click here to view a snapshot of a sample foundation profile.

Click here to take a guided tour of the grantmaking foundation database.
 

Corporate Giving


Our corporate database includes more than 1,200 corporations and another 1,000 corporate foundations. Corporate giving is generally based on location, so this database helps you target the major companies that are located in your area or that have expressed interest in it.

GrantDomain also tells you what kinds of charitable programs each company offers, including:

  • Direct corporate giving
  • Matching gifts
  • Donations of goods and services
  • Volunteering

 

You can search the corporate database by:

  • Company name
  • Keywords
  • City, county, or zip code to find companies with headquarters, branches or subsidiaries in your area

Click here to view a snapshot of a sample corporate giving profile.

Click here to take a guided tour of the corporate giving database.
 

Questions?

Check out the FAQs below. If you don’t find the answers you need or if you would like to speak with us about GrantDomain, email Roger@tgci.com or call The Grantsmanship Center at 800-421-9512 or 213-482-9860.
 

FAQs

How does GrantDomain compare to other on-line services?
Most funding databases focus on one, or maybe two kinds of funding sources. But GrantDomain covers all three
foundation, corporate, and federal grants. It provides reliable, up-to-date information and costs less than most other services.

 

What's the difference between the Grantsmanship Center’s Membership Program and GrantDomain?
Graduates of The Grantsmanship Center trainings receive Membership Program benefits that vary depending on the training they have completed. Those benefits include access to the GrantDomain database as well as other support described here. People who have not completed our training but wish to use GrantDomain may purchase use of the database.

 

The tgci.com website already posts federal grant announcements. How does that service differ from GrantDomain's coverage of federal funding?
Grant announcements posted at tgci.com are drawn solely from the daily Federal Register. At GrantDomain, we post federal grant announcements from all available sources, including grants.gov, the Federal Register, agency websites, grantmaker email alerts, and a host of other resources. Even the federal government's own grants portal fails to capture all of the information that GrantDomain includes. And GrantDomain's listings are searchable by funding agency, keyword, program area, program title, CFDA number, and announcement date. There is also an advanced search function that allows you to combine these options.

 

What are the criteria you use for selecting the foundations that you include in your database?
GrantDomain's foundation database includes more than 4,700 foundations, all of which have been carefully pre-screened to ensure that they have a staff, and that they issue funding announcements or have otherwise indicate an interest in receiving proposals. In other words, we target those foundations that will actually consider your application for funding. You won't have to plow though mounds of useless data from foundations that give only to pre-selected recipients and never make grants to organizations like yours.