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- Proposal Writing
- Funding Sources
- Campus Resources
Both external and internal resources for researching, locating, and writing grants are included on these tabs. For more information about types of aid: grants, scholarships, loans see the UC-Boulder's Financial Aid help page. For more information on scholarships and financial aid see the How do I? ...Find Financial Aid page.
Grants.gov was established in 1999 and is a comprehensive source of government grant opportunities. The site provides: a database of over 1,000 grants, resources for applying, resources for tracking grant applications, and more.
Online Colorado Grants Guide
Search tool for finding grants in Colorado. The Community Resource Center (CRC) provides training, technical assistance and consultation to community-based organizations in Colorado and across the country. CRC serves as a convener of communities to expand resources and stimulate change. Search by proposal deadline, funders, location, grant size, area of interest, and type of grant or foundation. This is only available on library computers. CU
Search Chinook Resources
Research Services Directories
Annual Register of Grant Support: A Directory of Funding Sources
Directory of Grants in the Humanities
Directory of Research Grants
Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals
Fundraising Management [Available online]
Foundation News and Commentaries [Available online]
National Directory of Corporate Giving
Research Centers Directory
Get Started - A Short Course in Proposal Writing
The Foundation Center's 'Short Course' on proposal writing.
The University of North Carolina's Writing Center grant guide.
Proposal Budget Resources
The Foundation Center's tutorial on proposal budgets.
Nonprofit guides to grant writing.
Developing and Writing Grant Proposals
From the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance.
UCB Office of Contracts and Grants Source List: Foundation Funding Sources
The Foundation Center is the leading source on foundations and non-profits. Their website provides extensive information on fundraising and grant seeking (see the Getting Started pages for an excellent introduction to grant seeking and additional learning opportunities). The Denver Public Library is a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center. The Non-profit Resource Center located at the central library, provides the core foundation center publications and tools.
Access to the Foundation Center database is only available in teh library.
Foundation Finder: The Foundation Center's free database enables you to locate foundations and potential funding sources by name, location, or EIN number. The database provides basic information and access to IRS 990 filings.
Foundation Center's 990 Finder: The Foundation Center's 990 Finder provides access to organizations' 990 IRS filings, which detail fiscal data.
Council on Foundations: A nonprofit member organization whose mission "is to provide the opportunity, leadership and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good." The site provides ample resources on national foundations and grant opportunities: including a Community Foundation Locator.
Guidestar: A non-profit organization aiming to provide information and clarity to the nonprofit community. The site provides data on 1.5 million nonprofit organizations.
Grants.gov: Grants.gov was established in 1999 and is a comprehensive source of government grant opportunities. The site provides: a database of over 1,000 grants, resources for applying, resources for tracking grant applications, and more.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: This government gateway supplies a database of various government grant sources, as well as help sources for applying and attaining grants.
US Department of Education
US Department of Health and Human Services
US Department of Justice
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
US Department of Transportation
National Institutes of Health
Environmental Protection Agency
Corporation for National and Community Service
National Science Foundation
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Endowment for the Arts
Institute of Museum and Library Services
- Colorado Nonprofit Development Center
- Colorado Nonprofit Association Formerly CANPO
- Colorado Grants Home Page
- Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships
- Geographic Information System (Colorado non-profits)
More Funding Resources
- Grants for Individuals Search Academic Level, Population Group, and Subject.
- Grants for Nonprofits Alphabetical by Subject.
- Business 101- Writing Business Proposal Grants
- Colorado’s Common Grant Application
- Developing and Writing Grant Proposals (CFDA)
Tools for Starting and Managing a Nonprofit Organization
Please email suggestions for additional resources.
Created7/07 CBS, Updated 6/08 SA , 9/08 CS, 9/09 CS, 4/11 CS & AC