Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) offers grant development lessons as well as access to a database of all US federal programs available to state and local governments including the District of Columbia; federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
Cornerstone on Demand offers “Grant Writing Guidelines for Businesses.” Sometimes congregations and nonprofits choose to start a business to supplement their income. That business can be a revenue stream to help fund programs and services for those in need. Additionally, nonprofits that focus on employment services may find the free resources on this website beneficial to clients wanting to become first time business owners or entrepreneurs.
EDGE Funders Alliance offers resource and referral information; it is not a funding agency.
Fundsnet Service offers categories of grants as well as numerous resources for nonprofit organizations.
Foundation Center provides many resources for writing proposals. There is a short course online free in English, Spanish, French, Russian, Mandarin, and Portuguese.
Finding Funders page locates foundation addresses, grantmaker websites, a sector (category) search, and access to 990 IRS tax returns.
GrantSpace is a service of the Foundation Center. It offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide seeking know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations. It offers many free resources including video trainings and sample documents.
Independent Sector provides annual information on the dollar value of volunteer hours useful for grants, demonstrating community support of a program, and figuring in-kind contributions in program budgets. Be sure to review the rules for when and how these dollar figures are appropriate to use.
Michigan State University offers resources for nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities.
USA.gov for Nonprofits offers links to information on financial opportunities, taxes, management and operations, licensing and registration of nonprofits, categorical links by subject, and governmental department sites and resources in Spanish and 27 other languages to benefit projects and recipients.
Virtual Foundation is a unique online philanthropy program that supports grassroots initiatives around the world. Carefully screened community improvement projects in the fields of environment, health, and sustainable economic activity are posted on this website.