Researching Potential Funders: Tools for Prospect Research

When you start to research funding opportunities, ideally you'll have a budget to pay for a subscription to a foundation database to help you with your search. There are free options, however, paid tools are the way to go if you want to have access to the most comprehensive listings.Below are profiles of six databases for foundation research and one government-sponsored database for U.S. government grants.

 
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Using the USAID Business Forecast to Learn about Anticipated Awards

If you are interested in receiving funding from USAID, the USAID business forecast is an important resource you should be using. USAID releases the forecast quarterly. The forecast provides information about awards USAID is in the process of developing and includes grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements. The forecast includes the following information (the amount of information varies for each award):

 
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