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Ben & Jerry's Foundation Established in 1985 through a donation of stock in Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. These funds are used as an endowment.

Enterprise Foundation Assists community-based nonprofit organizations and state and local governments in funding and developing affordable housing and community services.

EPA Grants Information Grants available from the U.S Department of Environmental Protection Grants. Includes funding opportunities, current RFP's and how to apply.

Global Fund For Women An international network of women and men committed to a world of equality and social justice, advocates for and defends women's human rights by making grants to support women's groups around the world.

Hewlett Packard Philanthropy HP's Philanthropy and Education programs focus on developing and supporting programs and partnerships that promote educational opportunity and e-inclusion for people in underserved communities in the U.S. and around the world.

HUD Grants The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awards grants to organizations and groups for a variety of purposes.

IBM Community Relations IBM corporate philanthropy spans the globe with diverse and sustained programs that support initiatives in education, workforce development, arts and culture, and the environment to benefit communities in need.

The Getty Grant Program Funds projects that promote the understanding of art and its history and the conservation of cultural heritage.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation A private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition.

U.S. Dept. of Education grant information Information on grant and other programs at the Department. Includes information for new grants seekers.

Verizon Foundation Supports programs that create innovative eSolutions, help bridge the digital divide, foster basic and computer literacy, help enrich our communities, and create a skilled workforce.
Grantseeking Resources:


Federal Register The federal information, and publication, clearinghouse. A governmental resource to FIND and APPLY for Federal government grants.

Federal Web Locator A one stop shopping point for federal government information on the Web. Provided by the Villanova Center for Information Law and Policy.

Information on Government & Private Funding Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi's Grant Information Home Page.

Internal Revenue Service IRS Tax Information for Charities & Other Non Profits.

Library of Congress A good research resource.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.
Private (Non-profit):

BoatU.S. Foundation is a national 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe and environmentally sensitive boating. The foundation offers grant opportunities twice a year to other nonprofits.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Foundation Center The Foundation Center, a cooperating collection of The Foundation Center, New York, is a resource for nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking information about grants and grantmaking organizations.

Center For Nonprofit Management Provides staff development and management assistance to charitable organizations.

Charity Navigator Helps charitable givers make intelligent giving decisions. Free searchable database provides in-depth, objective ratings and analysis of the financial health of America's largest charities.

Community of Science (COS) Leading site for the global R&D community. Extensive database includes funding opportunities.

Free Management Library Complete, highly integrated free library for nonprofits and for-profits.

Foundation Center Nonprofit information clearinghouse, or library, which collects and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The on-line center is a huge, valuable resource for nonprofit grantseekers.

Funding for People with Disabilities The Foundation Center's Resource List for individuals with disabilities and the nonprofit organizations that support them. Includes a list of Top 50 U.S. Foundations Awarding Grants for People with Disabilities (PDF).

Foundations On-Line A Foundation directory and search tool.

Guide for Grantseekers. Basic principles to help grantseekers increase their chances for a successful application. Provided by the Downing Family Foundation.

Guide Star "A donors guide to the charitable universe." A searchable database of more than 620,000 nonprofit organizations in the US.

Idealist Network of 20,000 organizations in 140 countries. A project of Action Without Borders.

Internet Nonprofit Center Information for and about nonprofit organizations. A project of Action Without Borders.

Knowledgeplex Comprehensive collection of affordable housing and community development publications. Developed by the Fannie Mae Foundation.

Leader to Leader Institute Publications, workshops, training and other tools and resources for nonprofit leaders. (formerly the Drucker Foundation).

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Provides local and national programs to strengthen the productive capacity of CDCs. Online Resource Library contains information resources and distance learning opportunities.

Nonprofit Good Practice Guide Provides good practices to assist nonprofits in improving their efficiency and effectiveness. The free Guide is designed as a one-stop-shop for nonprofit leaders, foundation staff, and university faculty and students. A project of the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.

Npower Resources including free articles about technology and toolkits that contain guides, sample documents, and useful links.

Pulse An online newsletter of the Nonprofit Management Support Community. Provided by the Alliance for Nonprofit Management, a professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits.

TheResearchAssistant A comprehensive source of tips, tools, and information related to behavioral science research. Includes a Grant Writing Tutorial

Writing a Successful Grant Proposal Adapted from an article in the Minnesota Council on Foundation's Guide to Minnesota Grantmakers, the most current and comprehensive directory of Minnesota grantmakers.
Private (For-profit/Individuals):'s funding links Funding and grants for disability services.

Easy Fundraising Ideas Fundraising Ideas for School Fundraisers & Non-Profits. Provided by a private for-profit, the site sells fund-raising products and programs. A Source for Fundraising Information on the Internet.

FundraisingIP Helpful information about planning, running and improving fundraising events. Offers fundraising articles.

Fundraiser Insight Useful articles, fundraising companies, product fundraisers and unique fundraising ideas. Provides grant funding search services for nonprofit organizations, consultants, and proposal writers. A service of The Non Profit Assistance Group.

Fundsnet Grants and funding resources for nonprofits and scholarship and financial aid information for students.

GrantsWeb Links to grants-related information and resources on the Internet, including funding opportunities, grants data bases, policy developments, and professional activities. Provided as a service by a private individual.

Grantwriters Online Explains the basics of grantwriting by providing easy-to-understand guidelines, tips, and sample proposals and financial statements.

Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities's comprehensive guide to housing and mortgages for people with disabilities.

"How to Run a Successful Car Wash Fundraiser" Free on-line guide (provided in HTML and PDF-format).

Nonprofit Charitable Orgs's Nonprofit Resource Center. Topics include essentials for starting a nonprofit, fundraising resources and more.

The Grantsmanship Center provides grantsmanship training to nonprofit and government agencies. The site includes free information and resources, including archives of the organization's magazine, daily grant announcements, and funding source databases.

Tuayuda.Info is a Spanish Website for Hispanics who want to establish credit in this country. The site includes free guides and tools. Free website designed to help small nonprofits prepare a successful Do-It-Yourself application for 501(c)(3) status. Provided by a private individual.

Writing Help includes basic guidelines, topics and articles to aid students complete college homework and term papers. Provided by Term Papers Corner, a custom term paper writing service.

Yahoo's Community Partners Listing of Yahoo's not-for-profit national and local partnerships

Yahoo's Grant-Making Foundations Listing of the Foundations that are listed in Yahoo's search engine.

Columbia University's Office of Projects and Grant Links to Government and Non-Government Funding Resources.

Funding Information Center Marquette University's Funding Information Center is one of over two hundred worldwide cooperating collections of the Foundation Center, a New York City based resource for nonprofit organizations, grantseekers and fundraisers.

MSU Foundation Grants and Related Resources A collection of reference guides to the resources available in the Michigan State University Libraries.

Office of Research Services of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Online grant writing courses Distance education grant writing courses available at, a distance education resource.

Preparing a Grant Proposal University of Virginia Office of Research Administration.

ResearchLinks University of Virginia's School of Engineering links to funding agencies of interest to researchers in all fields of science and technology.

The Pratt Institute Center for Community and Environmental Development (PICCED) Builds and strengthens commmunity-based organizations (CBOs) through training and education, technical assistance.

UW-Stevens Point Foundation Collection at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Library is affiliated with the Foundation Center.
Glossary of Grant Terms (PDF) Scholastic Inc.

Glossary The Foundation Center's User-Friendly Guide to Funding Research and Resources

Glossary of grant terms (Word) Hawkeye Community College

Financial Glossary The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Glossary of CPD Terms HUD's Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD)

Complete Glossary Non Profit Good Practice Guide, Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University
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