Grants and Scholarships

Regardless of where you are in the grant writing process, these resources are sure to help. You’ll find current grant and scholarship opportunities, tips for writing proposals, and valuable research material. We’ve also included links to fundraising opportunities, as well as major foundations that support afterschool programming.

Brown Rudnick Charitable Foundation
Deadline: Open

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.”

Fender Music Foundation Grants
Deadline: Rolling

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.

Finish Line Youth Foundation 
Deadline: Rolling

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.

Toyota USA Foundation
Deadline: Rolling

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

Grant Writing Tools for Non-Profit Agencies

The Balance Small Business

Links to articles and resources related to grants and grant writing.

Non-Profit Guides

Writing guides with proposal summaries, sample cover letters, grant applications, proposals, and much more.

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.

Foundation Center

A comprehensive database of private funders and public foundations.

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


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 the 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.

U.S. Department of Education

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