"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

Foundation Center Search for foundations by name and view their Form 990s

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

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

Fundsnet Services Online Another general resource for foundation and grants research

GrantGopher General source of current funding opportunities, updated weekly

Society for Nonprofits - Funding Alert Search by field of interest or target population - may be a bit out of date, but still may be a good source of leads

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

GetEdFunding Education Funding

Environmental Grantmakers Association Foundations making environmental grants

Media Impact Funders Funding for community/public media

Public Media Funding Funders list from POV/PBS

Tech Learning - Grants for technology in education

Urban Ministry Grants "Connecting Communities for Social Justice" - free Christian Grants Directory of Christian foundations and faith friendly foundations

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

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

Funding Prospects - New England

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 Network - Grant Award Opportunities

Government Sources of Funding

Grants.gov Federal funding opportunities

COMMBUYS Massachusetts grant and contract opportunities