Grants & Funding Organizations

In this section you will find specific organization that seek to fund a variety of sustainability projects. The groups are organized by the types of projects they most typically fund. First there is the general funders, who contribute to organizations' general fund and their everyday activities. Then you will find grantors who fund specifically environmental projects, ranging from water-basedconservationrecyclingbeautification and "green" efforts in general. Next, are educationgrants, which work to further education in a variety of subjects. Finally, there are a few youth-specific grants that you may find helpful. 



The Foundation Center

FREE or $19.95 to $149.95/month 

They maintain a freely accessible database of over 70,000 foundations and funder websites. Foundation Finder searches by name for basic information about foundations.

Enterprise Foundation Grants Database


Search for donor information offered by the Enterprise Foundation. Information may not be up to date, so be sure to contact the specific foundations for more information.


FREE or Subscription based 

Guidestar offers basic, in-depth, and customized data services on more than 1 million U.S. non-profits.


Federal Grants Database
This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

First Gov – Non-profits
Grant information, tax information, and management for Non-profits – official information and services from the U.S. government.

U.S. Department of Education Grants
These sites provide a comprehensive list of U.S. Department of Education grants that are currently open.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides access to a database of all federal programs available to state and local governments and private profit and non-profit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

National Science Foundation Funding Opportunities
This page searches current funding opportunities (documents listed in the Online Document System as Program Announcements and Information) for the National Science Foundation.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
This site provides funding resources and guides you to The Office of Extramural Research (OER) site which provides NIH Medical & Behavioral Research Grant Policies, Guidelines & Funding Opportunities.



•The Grantmanship Center


This site shows daily and archived Federal Register grant announcements as well as state, community, and international funding opportunities.



Offers more than 10,000 funding opportunities and the largest collection of sponsored research opportunities. Updated daily. Free 7-day trial available.



Great comprehensive website, tips to finding grant makers, links to funders site, and resources for grantwriters. Both private and government monies.

•Big Online America


A comprehensive, keyword searchable database with detailed information and profiles on 25,000 foundations, corporate donors, matching gift programs, in kind donations and government grant makers. Includes grant-writing resources.