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.
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.
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.
4. Grants.gov :: grants.gov
Grants.gov enables grant seekers to search for federal grants offered by the U.S. Government.
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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.
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.
7. GrantWatch :: grantwatch.com
GrantWatch allows users to filter searches by interest, location, funding source, keyword and/or Grant ID#.
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.