Looking for Funding ?
Many resources exist for faculty to seek funding for their projects. The following is a list of grant databases, foundation-related websites, and informational resources to assist you on your quest for external funding.
Please keep in mind that some of these databases require a subscription to perform advanced searches. Also, we can structure daily searches for your projects in several of our databases and send you RFP announcements and targeted funding opportunities for those projects on a daily basis.
Excellent resource for private foundation and corporate giving; RFP bulletins; funding trends; and research tips.
Single search government agency and private funding source database on CSUN website.
Ongoing search (with regular funding alert system via email) using the SPIN database.
The Grantsmanship Center
Excellent resource for researching, writing, and funding programs through foundation, corporate, and government agency support.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Another search engine like SPIN which may cast a wider net and provide additional funding opportunities.
Council on Foundations
Similar to Foundation Center- membership is required to access advanced features.
Chronicle of Higher Education
A comprehensive resource for discipline-specific fundraising in higher education.
U.S. Department of Education
Grants database, article listings and general program listings.
National Endowment for the Humanities
An independent agency of the federal government and the largest funder of humanities initiatives nationwide. Funds a variety of programs and disciplines including cultural resources; scholarly activities and research; film/television/radio; education; and museums/archives.
National Science Foundation
An independent agency of the federal government designed to provide funding support for research and education in science and engineering. This includes social and behavioral science support through various departments.
Department of Health and Human Services
Federal assistance for community-based social and health-related programs.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Federal assistance for affordable housing and, more important, urban development and community action and revitalization.
General Internet Search
It is important to go beyond the realm of the structured database search to identify funding trends among similar organizations (locations; funding histories; community partnerships, etc.) through internet research.