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.org/find-funding

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

Screenshot of Candid.org Homepage - a grantseeking tool.

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2. Devex :: devex.com/funding

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

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

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3. Grant Gopher :: grantgopher.com

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

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

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4. Grants.gov :: grants.gov

Grants.gov enables grant seekers to search for federal grants offered by the U.S. Government.

Screenshot of grants.gov Homepage - a grantseeking tool for federal grants.


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5. GrantScape :: thegrantscape.com

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

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6. GrantStation :: grantstation.com

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.com

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

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8. Instrumentl :: instrumentl.com

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.