1. GrantProposals.com
  2. What is a grant?
  3. How to Search for Grants
Welcome to GrantProposals.com. We are the leading online resource for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that are seeking grant funding. On this website you will find out where to begin searching for grant money, the types of funding available, how to write grant proposals, find a grant writer and much more.
A grant is an award of financial assistance that does not need to be repaid by the recipient.

Grant funding can come from government agencies on the federal, state and local level as well as from corporations and private foundations.

Many types of organizations are eligible to apply for grant funding. Typical grant recipients are:
Government Organizations
Educational Organizations
Non-profit Organizations
Small Businesses
Individuals

In order to receive a grant you must first find a grant that you are eligible to apply for and then write an application or grant proposal.
 Before you start searching for grants you need to be qualified to receive grant funding.  Our website is geared towards nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals that are already established as a 501(c)(3) or are are partnering with one.

There are many online resources you can use to search for grants.   There are free resources online as well as paid resources.  Go to your state or local government websites to search for those grants.

Below are websites that maintain databases of grant opportunities.

-- Grants.gov    Grants.gov maintains a free database of over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.  Watch this video - http://www.grants.gov/assets/Grants.govEligibility.html - to find out if you are eligible for a grant from the federal government.

-- Grantwatch.com   Grantwatch.com  provides a comprehensive listing of the most current funding opportunities: Federal, Foundations for nonprofits, for-profits, preschools, education, community, faith based organizations, universities, small businesses and government.

-- FoundationCenter.org  The Foundation Center

-- TGCI.com  The Grantsmanship Center

-- GuideStar.org  Guide Star maintains a database of nonprofit organizations.

-- GrantStation.com  Grant Station maintains a database of nonprofit funding sources

 -- Foundation Search.com FoundationSearch maintains a database of nonprofit foundations

Latest Resources

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    William M. Dingfelder, PhD - Development Consultant - Grant Writer

    William M. Dingfelder, Ph.D., is an independent development consultant with over 25 years experience.

  • Grant Writing Certification Program from Fort Hays State University

    Grant Writing Certification Program from Fort Hays State University

    Whether you have no grant writing experience, have written a few small grants or contributed to major grant proposals, systematic grant writing training adds depth to your professional skills and can make you a more valuable asset to your organization.

  • Aardvark Nonprofit Solutions

    Aardvark Nonprofit Solutions

    Aardvark Non Profit Solutions is a national grant writing agency located in Pennsylvania's capital city, Harrisburg. Founded by Tanza Pugliese, Aardvark serves non-profit organizations looking to further develop their organizations and those groups looking for grants to achieve their goals.

  • The Foundation Center

    The Foundation Center

    The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.

  • Grants.gov

    Grants.gov

    Grants.gov 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.

  • GrantWatch.com

    GrantWatch.com

    GrantWatch.com is the only website that provides a comprehensive listing of the most current funding opportunities: Federal, Foundation grants for nonprofits, for-profits, preschools, education, community, faith based organizations, universities, small businesses and government.

  • GrantStation

    GrantStation

    GrantStation.com, Inc. (GrantStation) offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.

  • Association of Fundraising Professionals

    Association of Fundraising Professionals

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals and organizations that generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable institutions. Founded in 1960, AFP advances philanthropy through its 30,000 members in 233 chapters throughout the world.

  • The Grantsmanship Training Center

    The Grantsmanship Training Center

    The Grantsmanship Center® was founded in 1972 by Norton J. Kiritz to offer grantsmanship training to nonprofit and government agencies.

  • American Grant Writers' Association

    American Grant Writers' Association

    American Grant Writers' Association, Inc. is a Florida nonprofit corporation and is a 501(c)6 exempt organization. The founding members saw a need for an organization to meet the needs of professionals who specialize in researching grants, writing proposals, and administering grants.