According to the Giving USA 2022 Report, giving by foundations to nonprofit organizations grew by 3.4% in 2021 to $90.88 billion. Foundation grants now represent 19% of total giving to nonprofits – the largest share on record.

The websites listed below can help your nonprofit search and apply for grant funding. If you need training in grant writing, a good place to start is with this free Introduction to Proposal Writing course and the best-selling book, How to Write a Grant.

1. Candid ::

Candid offers a searchable database of foundations and grants, grants for individuals, and Requests for Proposals published by funders.

Screenshot of Homepage - a grantseeking tool.

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2. Devex ::

Devex features international funding opportunities from 850+ sources including USAID, World Bank, the European Union, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Screenshot of Homepage - a funding tool for international development organizations.

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3. Grant Gopher ::

Grant Gopher is a simple and powerful grant research database that nonprofits can search by state, county, program, and keywords.

Screenshot of Homepage - a grantseeking tool for schools, nonprofits, and municipalities.

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4. :: enables grant seekers to search for federal grants offered by the U.S. Government.

Screenshot of Homepage - a grantseeking tool for federal grants.

Our Certificate in Social Media Marketing & Fundraising program covers the fundamentals of social media marketing and fundraising for your nonprofit. Participants will learn how to create a social media strategy, how to craft a content marketing plan, and current best practices for using social media for community engagement and fundraising.

The program requires the completion of three webinars and costs $100 USD. To earn the 2024 certificate, you can attend the webinars live or view the recordings – or a combination of both. Learn more & register!

5. GrantScape ::

GrantScape is a database of current grant opportunities offered by foundations and federal, state, and local governments.

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6. GrantStation ::

GrantStation offers a variety of grant writing tools (in addition to their database of funding opportunities) to help nonprofits secure grant awards.

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7. GrantWatch ::

GrantWatch allows users to filter searches by interest, location, funding source, keyword and/or Grant ID#.

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8. Instrumentl ::

Instrumental is an online database of grant opportunities that matches nonprofits with the right funders and then enables nonprofits to efficiently track and manage their grants.

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In addition, for those nonprofits located in the United States, you can check with regional philanthropy-serving organizations and your state association of nonprofits.

About the Author

Heather Mansfield is the founder and editor-in-chief of Nonprofit Tech for Good. Fueled by a strong passion for the Internet, Heather spends her days (and some nights) helping nonprofits, charities, and NGOs worldwide utilize the internet as a tool for social good.