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This guide presents Library resources for identifying potential grant funders.
Last Updated: Jun 23, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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This guide assumes you are steeped in the language and literature of the research/creative activity/project you wish to apply for funding to accomplish (if not, see Research Guides to find more literature on your topic). 

The world of funders - federal agencies, foundations, non-profits - has its own language and jargon.  Somehow, you need to connect those two separate languages and cultures. 

Local Sources of Grants Information

Grants Websites


Library Catalog

Use the HSU Library Catalog to locate more specialized directories and also to find books describing the grant writing process.

Use a Keyword search on any of the following terms, as appropriate, including a term for your discipline if you wish:

"grants in aid"    
"proposal writing"    
"research grants"

Grants Databases

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    The CFDA is a compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. Although there are extensive dropdown menu choices using Advanced Search, it is also possible to search more simply. It can also be searched through select Find Grant Opportunities and Apply for Grants.
  • Foundation Directory Online
    The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse that collects, organizes, analyzes, and disseminates information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Select either "Grantmakers" or "Grants" to begin (our subscription does not include access to "Corporations") and use the extensive indexes. (restricted to use in the Library only; inquire at the Reference Desk; classes will be given extended access for a limited time period. Remember to LOG OUT)
  • SPIN Sponsored Programs Information Network
    "Over 40,000 opportunities from more than 10,000 global sponsors" - including Federal as well as private/foundation/corporation sources. In Basic Search use Keyword tab if your search terms don't work. Explore "Search Options" and consider including "opportunities that cannot be currently applied for" (restricted to campus users and authenticated HSU remote users)
  • Google
    Add the word “grants” to your search. Organization websites often will have a category for Grants or Funding.

Reference Collection

There are also some useful guides in the Reference Collection. Browse in the vicinity of these sources to find other, similar ones.

Grants Register (ref A 58 G7) "The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide."

Annual Register of Grant Support (ref AS 911 A2 A67) Institutions arranged by broad subjects, with specific subject and geographic indexes; also includes a guide to planning and writing a grant proposal.

Foundation Directory (ref AS 911 A2 F65) Institutions arranged geographically, with subject and name indexes. Also available online.

National Indian Grant Directory (ref E 98 F3 J36)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (ref HC 110 P63 U53a) Compendium of federal programs and activities of benefit to state and local governments, organizations, and individuals. Also available online.

Encyclopedia of Associations (ref HS17 .E53 2010)  Regional, state and local organization: the Library has volume 5, Western States.

National Directory of Corporate Giving (ref HV 89 N26)

Foundation Grants to Individuals (ref LB 2336 F598) The only major publication dealing exclusively with grant opportunities for individuals.

Financial Aid for Research and Creative Activities Abroad (ref LB 2337 2 F572) If you want to do work in a foreign country, this is for you.

Directory of Financial Aids for Women (ref LB 2338 D564) Many kinds of assistance for women; international scope.

Directory of Research Grants (ref LB 2338 D57) Institutions arranged alphabetically with detailed subject indexes.

Financial Aid for Native Americans (ref LB 2338 S3446)


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