Articles & Databases : Grants & Nonprofits
Foundation Directory Online
This resource is a grantseeking research tool, updated weekly. Included is a database of the entire universe of over 98,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of nearly 3,600 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 1.6 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 584,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
A searchable database of every United States government funding program available. It includes program scope, eligibility requirements, deadlines, and contacts for federal grants.
Social Services Abstracts
Provides bibliographic coverage of current research focused on social work, human services and related areas, including social welfare, social policy and community development. The database abstracts and indexes serials publications, includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and provides citations to book reviews.
Encyclopedia of Associations series contains information on international, national, regional, state, and local nonprofit membership organizations in all fields. Provides description, contact information, IRS data, SIC codes, as well as meetings and publications information. Updates: International, National, Regional, State & Local sections: 4 times/year. Association Materials: Semiannual. IRS Nonprofit Data: Annual Directory.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally -recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Grant announcements and requests for proposals in a wide variety of subject areas, particularly but not exclusively for institutional grantseekers.
Federal Funding Tools & Links
Extensive list of databases and sources for locating federal grants.
Foundation Center Requests for Proposals
A weekly bulletin of funding announcements and requests for proposals in a variety of areas for organizations and academic institutions. May be searched by categories.
Information on U.S. nonprofits; searchable database of more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations and foundations. Many entries include Form 990 reports; also includes information on mission, programs, and finances.
A Foundation Center merger of PubHub and IssueLab, the service works to gather, index, and share the collective intelligence of the social sector. Provides free access to a wide range of case studies, white papers, evaluations, fact sheets, issue briefs, annual reports, and toolkits.
Digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research. Includes summaries and full texts, videos, reports, briefs, and multimedia material of think tank, university, government, and foundation-funded policy research.
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