Grant Sources

Faculty are encouraged to utilize the extensive databases of grant opportunities from the sources below in finding opportunities to support their programs and research. The Office of Institutional Partnerships (OIP) is able to assist faculty in moving forward with strategy or applications to foundations identified as strong matches for research and program support.

  • Foundation Directory

    Foundation Directory Online (FDO) provides comprehensive information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Full access to FDO is provided to Georgetown users through the university library.

  • Community of Science PIVOT

    CoS Pivot is used for discovering funding opportunities and supporting collaboration in the research development field. Use the “Advanced Search” function in CoS Pivot to find grant opportunities that are most relevant for your program or project.

  • Philanthropy News Digest (PND)

    PND publishes Request for Proposals (RFP) listings daily. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. You can search listings by subject (see “Browse by Subject” option on upper left side of RFP page). You can create a profile on PND (free) to receive emails with RFPs based on your subject interest.

  • Guidestar

    Guidestar provides information about IRS-registered nonprofit organizations and includes documents like the Form 990, which provides information on giving for the proscribed year (to whom and what amount). In order to view information and documents, users must create a free account.