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 Corporate & Foundation Relations is able to assist faculty in moving forward with strategy or applications to foundations identified as strong matches for research and program support.

Resource Links
  1. Foundation Directory
    Foundation Directory Online (FDO) provides comprehensive information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. The CFR office utilizes the search function of FDO to find potential funders for grantseekers. We review funders’ programs and prior giving to gauge interest. Full access to FDO is provided to Georgetown users through the university library. For guidance with the search function, review information on “Search Tutorial,” found on the upper left side of the Foundation Directory website.
  2. 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. You can specify base amount, deadlines, funding type, sponsor type, and program/project keywords. A tutorial is available on upper right corner of Advanced Search page.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.