Go beyond basic web searching by using the links provided for the resources discussed below:
Foundation Center Resources
Links to Private Foundations:
The former Foundation Finder is now the Foundation Directory Online Free. This free search tool lets you see critical information about more than 90,000 foundations and view more than 250,000 IRS Forms 990-PF.
Links to Corporate Grantmakers:
View the top 50 Corporate Foundations by Total Giving on the Foundation Center Website. The list includes total giving as well as giving for the most recent available fiscal year.
Links for Grantmaking Charities & Associations
Public charities typically get most of their funds from the public as well as from government and private foundations. You can find local ones by tracking the funders of locally announced grants. They will also show up in searches at Foundation Directory Online Free.
Grants.gov is THE central source of all federal grants and grant announcements. Updated daily, it is managed by the Department of Health and Humans Services. It provides extensive search capabilities and offers a system that will alert you to new grants in your area.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments, currently including about 3000 assistance programs. It includes the District of Columbia along with federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy refers to itself as the “No. 1 news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.” Free accounts are available.