"We started our foundation because we believe we have a real opportunity to help advance equity around the world...to help make sure that, no matter where a person is born, he or she has the chance to live a healthy, productive life."
Melinda Gates

Grants & More

Funding Prospects - National

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

Environmental Grantmakers Association Foundations making environmental grants

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

Grant Siren Sign up for free weekly alerts of new federal, state, and foundation grant releases

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

DH Leonard Consulting Noted grants consultant Diane Leonard updates grant opportunities weekly, about two dozen new opportunities each week

Media Impact Funders Funding for community/public media

Michigan State University Libraries Grants Directory Comprehensive resource for foundation and grants research

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Society for Nonprofits - Funding Alert Search by field of interest or target population - may be a bit out of date, but still may be a good source of leads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

Upstream Consulting sign up for free weekly notices of health and social service grants

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

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