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.
Finding funding opportunities that are a good fit for your organization involves a few steps. Before you begin your search for potential funders, you'll first need to take an inventory of your project's needs and resources.Your inventory should include:Read More
A core part of the prospect research process involves evaluating potential sources of funding such as private foundations, community foundations, and government agencies to determine which sources of funding are the right “fit” for your organization or project and worth pursuing.Read More
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):