Grant Sources

Georgetown faculty and staff can use the databases and services below to find open opportunities (e.g. grant RFPs) and potential institutional funders (e.g. corporations and foundations) that can support research and/or programs. As you look for funders and opportunities, the OIP team can help you identify the strongest matches and develop effective strategies that maximize your chances of success.

See our Trainings page to learn more about how you can use these tools for effective grant-seeking.

  • Foundation Directory Online

    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’s Lauinger Library website.

  • Pivot-RP

    Pivot-RP is used for discovering funding opportunities and supporting collaboration in the research development field. Use the “Advanced Search” function in Pivot-RP to find grant opportunities that are most relevant for your program or project. Users can also create profiles to get customized alerts about relevant grant. Free access is provided to users with Georgetown email addresses.

  • 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 free profile on PND 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.