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Foundation Center – Foundation Directory Online

Developed by the Foundation Center, a nonprofit organization with over 50 years’ experience connecting grantseekers and grantmakers, Foundation Directory Online is one of the nation’s leading online resources for funding research.

Foundation Center – GrantSpace Cooperating Collections

The Foundation Center provides free funding information through a network of more than 450 “cooperating collections” – libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers located across the U.S. and several countries. Use this map to find a Cooperating Collection near you.

The Grants Connection, Inc. – The Directory of Virginia Foundations

Profiles on nearly 1,000 private, public, corporate and community foundations, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, plus selected foundations in North Carolina, Maryland, Florida and the District of Columbia which have demonstrated giving in Virginia.


The comprehensive Federal grants database. Take a look at their Learning Center for tips on researching for and applying to Federal grants.

Virginia Grants Portal

Search for state and local grants, federal grants, private grants, and other resources through the Governor’s Office grant portal. There is also a link to the grants database for state agencies, student financial aid resources, and Business One Stop for entrepreneurs.