Private Funds

The Foundation Center

  • Gateway to information about private funding sources, the grant seeking process, guidelines on writing a grant proposal, grants reference collections, and links to other useful websites. 

The Grantsmanship Center

  • Click on state map to find links to information about a state's foundations, community foundations, and corporate giving programs. 

The Council on Foundations

  • Community foundations have a special interest in funding local and community projects. 


  • GuidestarBasic is a simple search for users who want to verify a nonprofit's legitimacy, learn whether a contribution will be tax deductible, view a nonprofit's recent 990 Forms, or find out more about its mission, programs, and finances. Registration and logon is required. 


  • A collection of funding resources on the internet including arts grants, funders by state, corporate philanthropy, education resources, international grants and scholarships.