"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 - General Resources

Candid (Guidestar) - Search for foundations by name and view foundation Form 990PCs (hint: find out who they've funded and for how much) - also search their database of 1.8 million nonprofit organizations and view their Form 990s and other basic information (must create an account, but it's free)

Fundsnet Services Online General resource for foundation and grants research

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

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

Grant Writing USA - a page with a long list of funders to browse and look at

Society for Nonprofits Funding Alert Search by field of interest or target population - may be a bit out of date, but still may be a good source of leads

Funding Prospects - By Sector/Issue Area

Animal Funding Atlas Funding for animal welfare - search by geography, species, keywords

Animal Grantmakers Funding for animal welfare, shelters

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

"The Abundant Artist" Top 25 Art Grants for Artists

City Vision University Free Christian grants directory

Environmental Grantmakers Association Foundations making environmental grants

Nature-based Solutions Funding Database National Wildlife Federation list of grant programs that fund nature based solutions and green infrastructure

Funders for Reproductive Equity

GetEdFunding Education Funding

Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Resource of facts, figures, etc.

Massachusetts Energy & Environmental Grant and Loan Guide

Media Impact Funders Funding for community/public media

Public Media Now

International Documentary Association - Grants for documentary films & filmmakers

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

GMA Foundations Boston-based grant managers, managing over 30 foundations

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


Philanthropy Massachusetts Foundation membership list

Massachusetts Funders

Top Giving Foundations in Massachusetts - from The Grantsmanship Center

Rhode Island

Grantmakers Council of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Funders

Top Giving Foundations: Rhode Island (TGCI)


Connecticut Funders

Top Giving Foundations: Connecticut (TGCI)

New Hampshire

Directory of Charitable Funds in NH

NH Center for Nonprofits Funding Alerts (may include some ME funders)

NH Charitable Trust Region Index

New Hampshire Funders

Top Giving Foundations: New Hampshire (TGCI)


Maine Philanthropy Center

Maine Funders

Top Giving Foundations: Maine (TGCI)


Vermont Funders

Top Giving Foundations: Vermont (TGCI)

Government Sources of Funding

Grants.gov Federal funding opportunities

COMMBUYS Massachusetts grant and contract opportunities