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General Reference: Grants and Foundations

Chronicle of Philanthropy    [Ferris Only]
Online full-text for this important publication is found in several FLITE databases. FLITE also subscribes to this journal in print, keeping the latest 12 months.

The Foundation Directory    [Ferris Only]
The online Foundation Directory, a product of the Foundation Center, is a database of over 92,000 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 1.3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 527,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. Please note that The Foundation Directory is only available in the library building.

*Click here to access a guide on using the online Foundation Directory.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides access to a 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.

Federal Register
On this page from the Federal Register site, one can find application notices, requests for comment, etc. for a wide variety of educational grant resources sponsored by the Federal Government.

Foundation Center
The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects.
A portal to all federal government grant-making agencies, this site allows one to find and apply for grants online.

Grants and Related Resources
A collection of links and information provided by Michigan State University.

Resource Pages For Educational Grant Seekers
This site from the Columbia Education Center provides lists of governmental and non-governmental sources for grants.