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The J.A. & Kathryn Albertson Foundation is a private family foundation committed and striving to be a catalyst for positive educational change, reform and improvement in Idaho. Our mission is to improve education in Idaho.

Since 1933 the
American Philosophical Society has awarded research grants to more than 15,000 scholars. Awards are made for non-commercial research only. The Society makes no grants for academic study or classroom presentation, for travel to conferences, for non-scholarly projects, for assistance with translation, or for the preparation of materials for use by students. The Society does not pay overhead or indirect costs to any institution or costs of publication.

Established in 1989 by Walter H. Annenberg, the
Annenberg Foundation provides funding and support to nonprofit organizations in the United States and globally through its headquarters in Radnor, Pennsylvania and offices in Los Angeles, California. Its major program areas are education and youth development; arts, culture and humanities; civic and community; health and human services; and animal services and the environment. In addition, the Foundation operates a number of initiatives which expand and complement these program areas. The Annenberg Foundation exists to advance the public well-being through improved communication. As the principal means of achieving this goal, the Foundation encourages the development of more effective ways to share ideas and knowledge.

Association of Fundraising Professionals  The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 200 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs.  The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information or to join the world’s largest association of fundraising professionals.

AT&T Knowledge Network Explorer:
Grant Opportunity Resource Homepage.

The mission of the
Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy is: To establish literacy as a value in every family in America, by helping every family in the nation understand that the home is the child's first school, that the parent is the child's first teacher, and that reading is the child's first subject; and to break the intergenerational cycle of illiteracy, by supporting the development of family literacy programs where parents and children can learn and read together.

Bradley Foundation: "The Bradley brothers were committed to preserving and defending the tradition of free representative government and private enterprise that has enabled the American nation and, in a larger sense, the entire Western world to flourish intellectually and economically.  The Bradleys believed that the good society is a free society.  The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is likewise devoted to strengthening American democratic capitalism and the institutions, principles, and values that sustain and nurture it.  Its programs support limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual, and cultural activity; and a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions.  In addition, recognizing that responsible self-government depends on enlightened citizens and informed public opinion, the Foundation supports scholarly studies and academic achievement."

Carnegie Corporation of New York: was created by Andrew CArnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding." For over 95 years the Corporation has carried out Carnegie's vision of philanthropy by building on his two major concerns: international peace and advancing education and knowledge.

Casey Foundation: Serving children and families. Building supportive communities. Reforming public systems.  Gathering and evaluating data. Promoting equity. Achieving results. Established by UPS founder Jim Casey and his siblings in honor of their mother.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

Charity Choice: The Encyclopaedia Of Charities On The Internet

Children's Trust and Prevention Funds:  Initiate and engage in national efforts that help State Children’s Trust and Prevention Funds in strengthening families to prevent child abuse and neglect.

The Coca-Cola Company and its philanthropic arm,
The Coca-Cola Foundation, aim to make a greater impact on the communities we serve around the world by being responsive to the citizenship priorities of the communities in which we live and work.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops: Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Chronicle of Philanthropy:  The Newspaper of the Nonprofit World

The College Scholarships, Colleges, and Online Degrees page is designed to offer college-bound, graduate school-bound, and career school bound students of all ages information easy access to information about a wide variety of subjects

Comprehensive Health Education Foundation: At C.H.E.F.®, we benefit millions of people by addressing the issues most pertinent to the health and well-being of today’s society. As the national leader in prevention education, we provide the skills, information and resources that people of all ages need to live safe and healthy lives.

Community Foundations of Canada: Community Foundations of Canada is the national membership organization for Canada’s Community Foundations.

Council on Foundations  The Council on Foundations is a Washington, DC, area-based nonprofit membership association of more than 2,100 grantmaking foundations and corporations. The assets of Council members total more than $307 billion. As the voice of philanthropy, the Council works to create an environment in which the movement can grow and thrive, and to provide Council members with the products and services they need to do their best work.

CyberGrants, the Home for Online Grantmaking

Michael & Susan Dell FoundationTransforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through better health and education
Michael and Susan Dell established the foundation in 1999 with an endowment that has grown to more than $1 billion. The gift was inspired by their passion for supporting children’s causes as a way to make an even greater difference in a measurable way, particularly for those children living in urban poverty. Based in Austin, TX, the foundation initially focused on improving education and children’s health in Central Texas; but our mission soon expanded to reach children globally. To date, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation has committed almost $450 million to assist nonprofit organizations working in major urban communities in the United States and India. Our vision is to focus on opportunities with the greatest potential to directly and measurably transform the lives of children living in urban poverty.

DMOZ Open Directory: Grant Making Foundations

European Foundation Center: Promoting the work of foundations and corporate funders in Europe and the World.
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Ford Foundation: The Ford Foundation is a resource for innovative people and institutions worldwide. Our goals for more than half a century have been to:
Strengthen democratic values
Reduce poverty and injustice
Promote international cooperation
Advance human achievement
A fundamental challenge facing every society is to create political, economic and social systems that promote peace, human welfare and the sustainability of the environment on which life depends.
We believe that the best way to meet this challenge is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society.
We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies.

Foundation Center:

Foundation Search America: A
leading source of foundation funding information for non-profits. A service of Northern California Community Foundations

Fundsnet Services On-line: Our Fundraising & Grants Directory is provided at no cost to our visitors. Since 1996 Fundsnet Services has provided Grantwriting & Fundraising resource assistance to those in need of funding for their programs & initiatives - We welcome you to Fundsnet Services.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: The foundation is organized into three main program areas, each with a specific focus. Visit the Global Development, Global Health, and United States Program pages to learn about their work.
We work with a range of partners to achieve our goals as the scale of the problems we are trying to solve is large. Our partners include the nonprofits, businesses, and governments to whom we make grants. Other partners may co-fund work or help us bring together multiple players working toward a common goal.

The mission of
The Gerber Foundation: to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children in nutrition, care, and development, has remained the guiding beacon for Foundation giving  throughout its history. Accordingly, priority is given to projects whose primary beneficiaries are young children from birth to three years of age.
The Trustees of The Gerber Foundation expect the Foundation's grant dollars to make a  significant impact on issues facing infants and young children. Through our grant-making efforts, the Trustees are committed to improving the health and well-being of the youngest members of our society.
The primary focus of grantmaking is on health and nutritional issues affecting infants and young children. Research projects aimed at finding solutions to children's health and nutritional problems are sought. Of particular interest are those offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population.

Getty: Through strategic grants and programs, the Foundation supports projects in Los Angeles and throughout the world that advance the understanding and preservation of the visual arts.

GoodSearch: We all have a cause we care about - whether it's finding a cure for cancer, saving the environment, finding homes for abandoned pets or so many other worthwhile endeavors. But what we don't all have is the time or money to support these efforts as much as we'd like. So, what if we could raise money for our favorite charities and schools by doing something we do every day — searching the Internet?

Google Directory: Grant Making Foundations

Government Benefits
: Your Benefits Connection

: Practical wisdom for grant makers.

Wm. T Grant Foundation: Since its inception in 1936, the William T. Grant Foundation has had a remarkable constancy of purpose: to further the understanding of human behavior through research. The Foundation’s mission focuses on improving the lives of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. We invest primarily in high quality empirical studies. Our Current Research Interests are understanding and improving social settings such as families, schools, peer groups, and organizations, and how these social settings affect youth. Our Interests also focus on the use and influence of scientific evidence in policy and practice.

Grant Proposal Writing Tips: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting evaluates hundreds of proposals each year for a variety of funding purposes. This publication is an easy guide to the basic elements of grant proposal writing and is offered to assist applicants to CPB and to other funding sources. It offers guideposts to help you through each stage of the process.

Grant Search & Information

Enables novice and advanced grantseekers & funders to access relevant information throughout the Internet.

The Grantsmanship Center: The Grantsmanship Centersm was founded in 1972 by Norton J. Kiritz to offer grantsmanship training to nonprofit and government agencies. Before this time, no such training existed and small organizations often lacked the skills to compete for grant opportunities. The Center began as a local project in Los Angeles, but as word of its alumni's successes spread, demand for trainings rapidly expanded. Soon organizations in other cities were asking to host training programs in their own communities. By 1975, The Grantsmanship Centersm was conducting more than 100 workshops a year across the country.  

Grantstation: Your fast track to funding.  GrantStation is an interactive website that allows grantseekers to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects, and mentors them through the grantseeking process. GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of grantmakers who are actively accepting inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal grant deadlines, which are updated twice a week; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grantmakers. To learn more about what a GrantStation Membership includes, clink on Features and Benefits. The cost is $189 for a Quarterly Membership, or $599 for an Annual Membership.

GRANT WRITING RESOURCES: Oklahoma Higher Education

Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training (GIFT) is a multiracial organization that promotes the connection between fundraising, social justice and movement-building. We believe that how groups are funded is as important to achieving their goals as how the money is spent, and that building community support is central to long-term social change. We provide analysis, training, and resources to strengthen organizations, with an emphasis on those focused on social justice and based in communities of color.

GuideStar: Connecting people to non-profit information.

Gund Foundation: The George Gund Foundation was established in 1952 as a private, nonprofit institution with the sole purpose of contributing to human well-being and the progress of society.
Over the years, program objectives and emphases have been modified to meet the changing opportunities and problems of our society, but the foundation's basic goal of advancing human welfare remains constant.

US Department of Health and Human Services:Grantsnet: Providing grant information to current and prospective HHS grantees

Howard Hughes Medical Institute:
Grants for Science Education: Through its grants to individuals and institutions, HHMI supports the efforts of scientists and educators, colleges and universities, museums, and biomedical research organizations. These grants are transforming the ways research is conducted and science is taught and understood.

The Heritage Foundation
: The Heritage Foundation is committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish.

Idaho Children's Trust Fund: The Idaho Children's Trust Fund provides grant funding to programs that work to prevent child abuse and neglect in Idaho. We also provide training and technical assistance on child abuse prevention issues, an annual Strengthening Families to Prevent Child Abuse conference, and an annual ICTF "Board Award" for Child Abuse Prevention contest!

Idaho Community Foundation: Our Mission: "To Enrich the Quality of Life Throughout Idaho."
The Foundation does not define what that means; rather, ICF invites communities statewide to describe - through the applications they submit - what is needed to make life better for the people in their town.

The Ittleson Foundation has been serving the needs of the underprivileged and providing resources for organizations. The Foundation recognizes not-for-profit organizations, dedicated to bettering the United States, and as such, we provide funds for new initiatives and model projects that have the potential to greatly enhance public policy and the lives of fellow citizens.

Japan Foundation Center

Kauffman Foundation
: The vision of the Kauffman Foundation is to foster "a society of economically independent individuals who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities." In service of this vision, and in keeping with our founder’s wishes, the Foundation focuses its grant making and operations on two areas: advancing entrepreneurship and improving the education of children and youth.

Kellogg Foundation: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation supports children, families, and communities as they strengthen and create conditions that propel vulnerable children to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger community and society. 

KIDS COUNT: A national and state-by-state effort to track the status of children in the United States

Land O’Lakes Foundation: The Land O’Lakes Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life in communities where Land O’Lakes, Inc. has members, employees, plants and facilities. The Foundation proactively helps rural communities prosper and prepare for tomorrow through seven grassroots giving programs focused on education and youth, human services, civic and art endeavors.

US Department of Health and Human Services: Maternal and Child Health Bureau: Funding Opportunities

MacArthur  Foundation: The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, we work to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.

Mailman Family Foundation: The A.L. Mailman Family Foundation focuses on improving the systems and policies that impact very young children and their families.  We invite you to learn about our
vision and to join us in our quest to make quality early experiences the norm, so that ALL children are primed for success.  As you look through our web site, we hope you will take time to visit the web sites of our grantees.  They are our partners, our teachers and our resource for effective practices, compelling research and creative solutions. 

Minnesota Council on Foundations: Writing A Successful Grant Proposal

Morgan Family Foundation:  The Morgan Family Foundation is a private, family foundation that was established in 1993. The Foundation focuses its giving on youth, education, the environment, and stewardship. We look for organizations to maximize their potential and the individuals they serve. We encourage and support collaboration among our grantees to maximize resources in sustaining programs and achieving outcomes.

Murdock Trust: The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust seeks to enrich the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest by providing grants and enrichment programs to non-profit organizations that seek to strengthen the region's educational, spiritual, and cultural base in creative and sustainable ways.

NAMM Foundation: Advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry

National Institute of Justice
: Funding

NOZA is proud to provide free access to this database of 990-PF tax returns. This project was started several years ago by Grantsmart and contains publically-available data received from the IRS. To search NOZA's companion database containing more than 1,000,000 foundation grant records (also free), please visit

John M. Olin Foundation, Inc.: The New York-based John M. Olin Foundation, which grew out of a family manufacturing business (chemical and munitions), funds right-wing think tanks like the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy Research, and the Hoover Institute of War, Revolution and Peace. It also gives large sums of money to promote conservative programs in the country's most prestigious colleges and universities. After Michael Joyce left to take charge of the Bradley Foundation, William Simon  continued as president at Olin...

Pew Charitable Trusts: The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today's most challenging problems.  Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

Philanthropy Australia
: Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organization. Our Members are trusts and foundations, families and individuals who want to make a difference through their own philanthropy and to encourage others to become philanthropists.

Rankin Foundation: The Jeannette Rankin Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for, and awarding scholarships to, low-income women, ages 35 and older. Each scholarship recipient has a vision of how a college education will benefit herself, her family, and her community. Most recipients are in truly meager financial circumstances and may have other hardships or disabilities.

Resource Guide to Federal Funding: For Technology in Education

Smith Richardson Foundation: The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to help address serious public policy challenges facing the United States. The Foundation seeks to help ensure the vitality of our social, economic, and governmental institutions. It also seeks to assist with the development of effective policies to compete internationally and to advance U.S. interests and values abroad. This mission is embodied in our international and domestic grant programs.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The mission of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is to improve the health and health care of all Americans. Our goal is clear: To help Americans lead healthier lives and get the care they need.

Royal Society: Funding scientists: The Royal Society runs a series of schemes that enhance the UK science base and fosters collaboration between UK based and overseas scientists.

Scaife Foundations: The Allegheny Foundation concentrates its giving in the Western Pennsylvania area and confines most of its grant awards to programs for historic preservation, civic development and education. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. Proposals for the following are usually declined: event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, renovations or government agencies. The Carthage Foundation confines most of its grant awards to programs that will address public policy questions concerned with national and international issues. There are no geographical restrictions. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. Proposals for the following are usually declined: event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, renovations, or government agencies.The Sarah Scaife Foundation’s grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues. There are no geographical restrictions. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals for any purpose or to nationally-organized fundraising groups. Proposals for the following are usually declined: event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, renovations, or government agencies.

SchoolGrants: Your  one-stop site for PK-12 school grant opportunities

Science Grants: US Department of Energy: Grants and Contracts Website

Small Business Administration: Financial Assistance

The Spencer Foundation
invests in education research for the purpose of making education better.

Southern Rural Development Center: The Southern Rural Development Center seeks to strengthen the capacity of the region's 29 land-grant institutions to address critical contemporary rural development issues impacting the well-being of people and communities in the rural South.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: Funding Opportunities.

TEAMMATES FOR KIDS:  Through a team built with integrity and in partnership with professional athletes, celebrities, organizations, and fans, the Teammates for Kids Foundation, co-founded in 1999 by Garth Brooks, exists to develop and implement innovative concepts that generate funds for the benefit of children's charities.

University of Delaware Library: Internet Resources for Foundations and Grants

Verizon Foundation
is supporting initiatives and nonprofits that improve the quality of life in our communities.

Funding Opportunities in Women's Health

Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support

Yahoo Directory: Grant Making Foundations

Forever Young Foundation: 
 Founded in 1993 by NFL Legend Steve Young, Forever Young Foundation® is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation serves children who face significant physical, emotional, and financial challenges by providing academic, athletic, and therapeutic opportunities unavailable to them. Forever Young Foundation has determined the best way to accomplish its mission is through the development and support of charitable organizations with a proven track record in delivering these services.
Taking full advantage of its strengths and influence, Forever Young Foundation primarily focuses its efforts in Northern California, Arizona, and Utah. Development efforts include the creation of Forever Young Zones©, which include technology labs in Y.E.T. Centers© (in cooperation with the NFL) and interactive, recreational therapy areas in health care facilities, and the support of approved community outreach programs and local charitable organizations whose purpose is to serve children.



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