Private Foundations & Funding Sources

  The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation - supports areas of research that are of scientific significance, but have not been recognized by major governmental funders or do  not fit well within their disciplinary structures or programs orientations
  American Cancer Society
  American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)- supports research in the humanities  and social sciences
  BF Goodrich Collegiate Inventors Program - competitive awards for student inventors
  Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation - offers programs in the chemical sciences
  Charles A. Dana Foundation - for information on brain diseases and disorders
  The Foundation Center
  Grantmakers - provides links to foundation and corporate funders, community  foundations and charities
  Howard Hughes Medical Institute - provides precollege, undergraduate, and graduate funds for science education projects
  Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) - This resource guide describes fellowships and research participation opportunities at federal research facilities for faculty, postgraduates, graduates and undergraduates
  James S. McDonnell Foundation - funds biochemical and behavioral sciences research  and related educational innovations
  National Humanities Center Fellowships
  New York Public Library Fellowships
  Petroleum Research Fund --supports research in chemistry, earth sciences, chemical engineering and in related fields (such as polymers and materials science)
  Pew Charitable Trust - supports nonprofit activities in the areas of culture, education,  environment, health and human resources, public policy, and religion
  Sage (Russell) Foundation - supports social science research as a means of improving  social policies
  The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture -  fellowship programs  encompass projects in African, Afro-American and Afro-Caribbean history and culture

Miscellaneous Grant Resources & Additional Fundraising Information
  Academic Research Information System (ARIS) - For over 35 years ARIS has been providing up-to-date information on federal and private sources of grants, fellowships, scholarships, contracts and awards to colleges and universities, research centers, libraries, and individuals.

ARIS publishes three reports covering the areas of the arts and humanities, and the social, natural and biomedical sciences. The material is updated continually through the editors' direct contact with each funding source. The reports are issued every six weeks to provide the most current information.

They also have information on funding sources for undergraduate and graduate students in all the above areas. Student Funding Sources are listed on the home page on a regular basis.
  The Art Deadlines List - This site includes a monthly email newsletter listing art contests & competitions, art scholarships & grants, juried exhibitions, art jobs & internships, call for entries/proposals/papers, writing & photo contests, residencies, design & architecture competitions, auditions, casting calls, fellowships, festivals, funding, and other opportunities (including some that take place on the web) for artists, art educators and art students of all ages.
  The Chronicle of Higher Education; see also The Chronicles provides daily announcements of new grant opportunites and organizes lists of recent funding opportunities according to general topics.
  The Chronicle of Philanthropy: Internet Resources - They provide a list of internet resources as well as information about funding sources and trends in funding. This link is most helpful for people in development and fundraising.
Community of Science - The Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is a network of web sites for scholars, scientists, and R&D professionals. We take advantage of the economies of scale and efficiencies of the Web to deliver personalized services to members. Their services are geared to your business needs. They can help you find funding, collaborate with colleagues, and promote your research. COS services include:
  • COS Funding Opportunities is updated daily and contains detailed information for more than 16,000 available research grants worldwide. See a sample Funding Opportunity.
  • COS Expertise, our knowledge management service for individuals and institutions, contains more than 400,000 first-person profiles of researchers at 700 universities around the world. See a sample Expertise record.
  • The COS Workbench is their customized Web "work space" for members based on the detailed user profiles in COS Expertise. The Workbench enables members to collaborate, find funding, and keep current with other researchers worldwide. COS Career Center - access job postings, career resources, recruiting centers and more!
  • Locate bioresearch, drug discovery, and laboratory equipment & supplies online: --BioResearch Buyer's Guide --Drug Discovery Buyer's Guide --Laboratory Network Buyer's Guide --LabX Auctions
  • The COS Abstract Management System (AMS) is used by leading professional societies to author, peer review and publish conference papers and abstracts. This state of the art workflow and publishing technology will soon be rolled out for e-journals and inventions disclosures. See an AMS demonstration.
Council on Foundations - This is an organization for foundations, whose links to it's members provide a useful way to explore various private funding sources.
Florida Philanthropic Network - Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide association of nearly 110 grantmakers working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida. FPN's members are private independent, corporate and family foundations, community foundations, public charity grantmakers and corporate giving programs - from Miami to Jacksonville; Naples to Pensacola - who hold over $6.5 billion in assets and invest over $430 million annually (excluding members located outside Florida) to improve the quality of life for our citizens. Our members share a commitment to promoting philanthropy, fostering collaboration and advancing public policy by Florida, in Florida.
Grant Sites on the Web - The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit information clearinghouse established in 1956. The Center's mission is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. The audiences that call on the Center's resources include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.
Nonprofit Charitable Organizations (from The Mining Company) - Includes sources of information on non-profit organizations (including foundations and a section useful for grantsmanship).