The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit that provides information about the foundation world to the philanthropic sector and others who want to learn about it. The Foundation Center maintains a database of the more than 98,000 grantmaking institutions in the U.S., drawn from their tax forms, other public documents, and voluntary reports submitted by foundations. It offers subscription-based access to its Foundation Directory Online (FDO); the FDO can also be searched for free in any of the Foundation Center’s libraries or cooperating collections.

GrantStation is an online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world. A subscription-based service, GrantStation provides up-to-date, researched information about current funding opportunities. Grantseekers can search for foundation, state government and federal government funding opportunities, in addition to international funding opportunities. GrantStation also publishes theGrantStation Insider, a weekly update of current funding opportunities, grant-related training opportunities and more. Note: the Insider is sent at no charge to all subscribers to PhilanTech’s free mailing list.

The Grant Professionals Association (GPA) builds and supports an international community of grant professionals committed to serving the greater public good by practicing the highest ethical and professional standards. To achieve this mission, GPA serves as a leading authority and resource for the practice of grantsmanship in all sectors of the field; advances the field by promoting professional growth and development; enhances the public image and recognition of the profession within the greater philanthropic, public, and private funding communities; and promotes positive relationships between grant professionals and their stakeholders.

CharityChannel is an online community for charity professionals in which articles and book reviews are published by nonprofit sector professionals. Available for a small subscription fee, the resources in CharityChannel include Don Greismann’s Grant Opportunities. Don Greismann publishes a weekly e-newsletter that includes current funding opportunities, and has written prolifically about grant opportunities, and the tools of the trade. is the clearinghouse for Federal government grant opportunities. Applicants can search for current opportunities and can apply for Federal funding opportunities.

GrantsAlert is a free, ad-supported, website that lists grant opportunities, with a particular emphasis on education grant opportunities for nonprofits, schools, and districts.

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