This page contains information on current grant opportunities and scholarships (local, regional, and national), tips for writing grant proposals, and valuable online resources for grants research. We have also included links to online fundraising opportunities and major foundations that support afterschool programming.

Toyota USA Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

Offers funding to education organizations in support of programs focusing on math and science. The site also lists several affiliates within Toyota that give grants.

Finish Line Youth Foundation 
Deadline: Rolling

The Finish Line Youth Foundation supports youth programs that are effective and inclusive, funding opportunities for participation in youth programs that place an importance on youth development and an active lifestyle.

Fender Music Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling

The Fender Music Foundation accepts electronic grant applications throughout the year from 501(c)3 or governmental organizations. Qualifying applicants are established, ongoing, and sustainable music programs in the United States that provide music instruction for people of any age who would not otherwise have the opportunity to make music.

Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation
Deadline: Open

Purpose: Subsidizes small projects designed to improve inner-city education in Providence, Boston, Hartford, New York, and Washington, DC. Proposals aimed at helping to reduce school absenteeism and dropout rates are of particular interest. Applicants must be a “frontline education worker.”

Grant Writing Tools for Non-Profit Organizations

www.npguides.org

A writing guide with proposal summaries, sample cover letters, grant applications, proposals, and much more from Non-Profit Guides.

About.com

Links to articles and resources related to grants and grantwriting from About.com.

Online Searchable Databases

Council on Foundations

Provides many useful links for grant seekers in the following categories: grants libraries and information collections, state and federal government resources, grant research, and writing resources.

Ed.gov

Search for funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education web site.

The Foundation Center

A comprehensive database of private funders and public foundations.

Grants.gov

Allows you to view the federal grants database and to subscribe to their newsletter.

GrantsAlert

GrantsAlert is a web site that helps nonprofits, especially those involved in education, secure the funds they need to continue their important work.

National Endowment for the Arts

Online resource of federal funding available for arts initiatives through national, state, and local funding programs.

National Endowment for the Humanities

An independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.