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A list of private foundations that offer research funding.Show Hide
The foundations listed here all have different requirements and specific projects that they typically fund. To find the perfect funding source you should research these foundations to see which of them could possibly be the right fit for your project.
Note: Foundation contracts for all Minnesota State Mankato projects must be coordinated through the Director of Development for the faculty's corresponding college.
Links to Various Foundations:
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Carnegie Corporation of New York
- The Corporation currently supports four key program areas, including Education, Democracy, International Peace and Security, and Higher Education and Research in Africa.
- The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
- The Foundation supports fighting climate change, providing access to health & early learning, advancing reproductive health and rights, ensuring a better future for the ocean, empowering the next generation of scientists & engineers, supporting local communities and much more.
- Ford Foundation
- Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
- Established in September 2000, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation seeks to advance environmental conservation, scientific research, and patient care – around the world and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
- Mankato Area Foundation
- The McKnight Foundation
- McKnight's grant programs reflect decades, and generations, of diverse interests and investments. We develop and adjust strategies and approaches based on continuous learning, new research and data, and emergent knowledge.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
- The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provides grants for projects in the United States and U.S. territories that advance our mission to improve the health and health care of all Americans.
- Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- The Rockefeller Brothers Fund awards grants throughout the year to support a variety of charitable projects in the United States and abroad that seek to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy.
- The Rockefeller Foundation
- We seek to achieve our vision through work aimed at meeting four equally important goals: Revalue Ecosystems; Advance Health; Secure Livelihoods; and Transform Cities.
- The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation
A list of possible funding sources from Minnesota government agencies.Show Hide
These links provide possible sources of funding from agencies of the Minnesota government.
A list of possible funding sources from agencies within the federal government.Show Hide
This six-page calendar covers a range of federal grantmaking agencies, including short-term targets with set deadlines, longer-term opportunities projected to occur later this year or early next, and programs that accept proposals at any time. It also includes a number of national foundations investing in STEM Research.
Grant Opportunities from GRANTS.GOV:
These links provide you with possible sources of funding from agencies of the government. The federal government allocates billions of dollars in funding to its various grant programs.
Arts & Humanities Grants
- U.S. Department of Education
- EPA Environmental Education Grants
- Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
- Federal Contract Solicitations
- National Science Foundation
- Search National Science Foundation Abstracts Database for strategic information
- Subscribe to National Science Foundation e-mail alerts
- Note: Find the advanced subscription form, select a discipline, and request ONLY program announcements.
- Latest Funding Opportunities
A list of sites that can be used for searching for funding opportunities.Show Hide
A list of multiple sites that can be used for searching for funding opportunities:
- Grants Resource Center — The Grants Resource Center (GRC) provides personalized and comprehensive research/sponsored programs information services designed to make faculty and administrators at member institutions more successful in the pursuit of federal and private funding.
- Grants.gov — Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proud to be the managing partner for Grants.gov, an initiative that is having an unparalleled impact on the grant community.
- GrantSelect — GrantSelect is an online database of funding opportunities such as grants (for programs, projects, planning, start-up, endowments, technical assistance, facilities and equipment, etc.), awards, and fellowships for example.
- FedBizOpps.gov — FedBixOpps.gov is the single government point-of-entry for Federal Government procurement opportunities over $25,000, including research and development opportunities. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet.
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance — The Catalog, compiled and maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA), profiles all Federal grant programs and lists specific contacts for obtaining additional information and application forms. It also includes a helpful section on writing grant applications.
- Foundation Center — An excellent source of information on private foundations, corporate grantmakers, grantmaking public charities, and community foundations.