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Melinda Gates

Grants & More

Funding Prospects - National

Animal Grant Makers Funding for animal welfare, shelters

Animalsheltering.org Grant opportunities for animal welfare, shelters, etc.

"The Abundant Artist" Top 25 Art Grants for Artists

Center for Nonprofit Excellence - Featured Grants Large list of funders nationwide, updated weekly, organized by deadline

Environmental Grantmakers Association Foundations making environmental grants

Candid (formerly Foundation Center) - Search for foundations by name and view their Form 990s

Fundsnet Services Online General resource for foundation and grants research

GetEdFunding Education Funding

Grant Bulletin from the University of Iowa - focus on federal grants

Grant Gopher General source of current funding opportunities, updated weekly

Grantwriters.net - feature to search for grant opportunities on Focus Area/Geography - Can sign up for GrantSiren, free weekly alerts of new federal, state and foundation grant announcements

GrantsAlert.com Grant opportunities posted by deadline - can filter by state, type of grant maker, and deadline

Guidestar.org Search GuideStar's database of 1.8 million nonprofit organizations and foundations - view their Form 990s and other basic information free

Media Impact Funders Funding for community/public media

Public Media Funding Funders list from POV/PBS

Society for Nonprofits Funding Alert Search by field of interest or target population - may be a bit out of date, but still may be a good source of leads

Tech Learning Grants for technology in education

WomenArts Funding for women artists (and some for men too!)

Women & Girls Funders from Inside Philanthropy

Women's Funding Network Links to women's funds all over the U.S. and globally

Funding Prospects - New England

Philanthropy Massachusetts (formerly Associated Grant Makers) New England foundations, mainly Massachusetts and New Hampshire (fee-based)

Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions Over 100 foundations that fund organizations throughout New England that are managed by Bank of America Philanthropic Solutions; nicely organized searchable database

The Funding Update Subscribe to weekly email full of grant opportunities of all types, compiled by the City of Boston

Massachusetts Nonprofit Networt Grant Award Opportunities

Government Sources of Funding

Grants.gov Federal funding opportunities

COMMBUYS Massachusetts grant and contract opportunities