Funding Center

Government Grants and Information

Grants.gov
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services manages Grants.gov, your source to find and apply for federal government grants.

Please note: the following categories of individual assistance is not available on Grants.gov, but are available from other federal resources:

GovBenefits.gov
GovBenefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs. This site provides personalized access to government assistance programs.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
The online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. After you find the program you want, contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply.

Consumer Assistance
From the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, this site assists individuals on a local level, with homebuyer assistance, home repair assistance, weatherization, rental assistance, utility bill and other assistance.

Tax Information for Charities and Other Non-Profits from the Internal Revenue Service.

Private Philanthropy

Foundation Center
Established in 1956 and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
(available at Central Library only)
Search Foundation Grants for individuals and use guides for funding research, proposal requests, and tips to successful grant seeking.

Foundation Directory Online Professional
(available at Central Library only)
Profiles foundation grantmakers, including some corporate grantmakers and public charities. Combines directory-type information with recent grants awarded. The Grantmaker file lists over 88,000 foundation and corporate funders. Search the entire text of over 250,000 recent IRS 990 Forms for grantmaking organizations.

Council on Foundations
A nonprofit membership association of grant making foundations and corporations.

Foundations On-Line
Research corporate and private foundations, also research a community foundations directory.

Student Aid

Federal Student Aid
Your source for free information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Comprehensive information and instructions on completing this application.

Funding Your Education
Site provided by the U.S. Dept. of Education

College Board Online
The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®).

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
Created by a noted financial aid and college planning author, this site offers a variety of student financial aid information, advice and tools.

Other

The Grantmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Center was founded in 1972 to offer grantsmanship training to nonprofit and government agencies.

GuideStar
Search GuideStar's database on over 700,000 nonprofit organizations.

Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network
To develop a coordinated network of centers and organizations, strategically located throughout Texas, that delivers quality management support services and resources to the nonprofit sector.