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These databases provide information about finding grant funding.

  • Foundation Directory Online from the Foundation Center

        Foundation Directory Online
    This resource is restricted to Virginia Tech users only This resource is freely accessible Screencast tutorials available for this resource

    Foundation Directory Online

    Search for information about over 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, or for information about nearly half a million grants. Parent organization, Foundation Center, also provides extensive free, online information about funding and managing nonprofit organizations. 2001-present.  

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    This resource is freely accessible simplifies the grants management process and creates a centralized, online process to find and apply for over 900 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies. streamlines the process of awarding over $360 billion annually to state and local governments, academia, not-for-profits and other organizations. The vision for is to be a simple, unified source to electronically find, apply and manage grant opportunities.

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  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

        Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    This resource is freely accessible

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments; federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. Includes a compilation of all types of federal assistance, not just grants. Surplus equipment, training, direct loans and more are also included in this database.

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  • Annual register of grant support

        Annual register of grant support

    Annual register of grant support

    This print guide cover over 3000 grant-giving organizations, arranged in 11 subject areas. It provides an overview of the proposal writing process, plus subject, organization, and geographical indexes. The latest edition is kept in Newman Reference; the next to latest is in the stacks and is circulating.

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Foundation funding opportunities

Visit our regularly updated list of opportunities (PDF) for philanthropic support from foundations.


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