Funding Resources

Funding Resources

Header Line

Pennsylvania Specific Funding Sources

Pennsylvania Department of Education
An eGrants system was developed by the PA Department of Education to enable submission of applications over the Internet. A variety of federal and state grants are listed. Currently the Adult Basic & Literacy Education, Career and Technical Education, Major Federal Programs, Special Education/Early Intervention and Safe and Drug Free Schools are using the eGrants system for grant applications. 

Divider Line

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD)
PCCD awards grants of federal and state funds to help local governments and non-profit organizations throughout the Commonwealth to prevent and reduce crime, improve the justice systems and help victims of crime.

Divider Line

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania
The Center focuses on mandated research areas, which are rural people and communities; economic development; local government finance and administration; community services; natural resources and the environment; rural values and social change; and educational outreach.  Grants and resources specific to rural PA communities are available on the site.

Back to top

Header Line

Other Funding Resources

The Grantsmanship Center
Resources for top grantmaking foundations, community foundations, and corporate giving organizations in PA are listed.

Divider Line

The Foundation Center
An extensive online foundation directory (requiring a subscription) is provided that has searchable databases for 98,000 grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s.

Divider Line

The Rural Assistance Center
The site provides a searchable database for funding available for rural communities.  It also offers a variety of resources, including grant writing, data and mapping tools.

Divider Line

Community How To Guide on Self Sufficiency, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
As part of the Underage Drinking Prevention Project, this guide provides explanations of various funding sources and guidance on proposal writing.

Divider Line

Guidestar
GuideStar is a source of information about U.S. nonprofits with a database of 1.8 million IRS-recognized organizations.  The site allows for finding charities, benchmarking a nonprofit's performance, and providing information on the programs and finances of non-profits.

Divider Line

GrantsAlert
The site is dedicated to education grants and funding opportunities for education related organizations, schools, school districts, consortia and state education agencies.

Divider Line

GRANTS.GOV
The site is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and lists all discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

Divider Line

National Institute on Drug Abuse
The site includes a variety of resources including funding opportunities and grant writing resources.

Divider Line

Chronicle of Philanthropy
The Chronicle Guide to Grants is a database containing foundation, corporate, and nonprofit grants listed in The Chronicle of Philanthropy since 1995. The database contains information on hundreds of thousands of grant listings and on average, more than $200-million in new grant listings are added to the database every two weeks.  Access is available for a fee.

Divider Line

Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson and its operating companies support community-based programs that improve health and well-being.

Divider Line

Fundsnet Online Services
Grantwriting and fundraising resources are provided for a wide variety of categories.

Divider Line

Jankowski Research
Resources and a grant database that is searchable across 14 data elements for a fee.

Divider Line

U.S. Department of Education
A listing of discretionary Grants is provided.

Divider Line

SchoolGrants
A listing of grants and a collection of resources and tips to help K-12 educators apply for and obtain special grants for a variety of projects.

Divider Line

Twenty-First Century Foundation
A national foundation/public charity that makes grants to support African American community revitalization, education and leadership development.

Divider Line

eSchool News
Technology news and resources, including funding opportunities, for educators.

Divider Line

Teachersplanet
Information on preparing grant applications and links to potential funding sources.

Divider Line

Michigan State University Fundraising Resources
This site provides information for those interested in learning more about foundations, fundraising, proposal writing, it is tailored for elementary and secondary school administrators and teachers.

Back to top

Header Line

Resources for Non-Profits

The School of Philanthropy at Indiana University
Indiana University School of Liberal Arts offers The Fund Raising School, Women’s Philanthropy Institute, Lake Institute on Faith and Giving, and philanthropic academic studies and research curriculums. Research and other resources are available.

Divider Line

Duquesne University Non-profit Leadership Institute
Information, trainings, and resources for nonprofit governance and leadership.

Divider Line

The Finance Project
The Finance Project is a specialized non-profit research, consulting, technical assistance, and training firm for public and private sector leaders nationwide. The Youth Programs Resource Center provides information and resources related to supporting and sustaining youth programs, initiatives and policies. 

Divider Line

Techsoup
TechSoup provides a range of technology services for nonprofits, including articles, a blog, discussion forums, Webinars, and discounted and donated technology products.  Donated and discounted technology products for nonprofits and public libraries. Choose from over 340 products from companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Symantec.

Divider Line

Network for Good
Network for Good aids nonprofits, of any size, to recruit donors and volunteers via the Internet.

Divider Line

National Mentoring Center
Materials related to sustainability planning and resource development for youth mentoring programs. 

Divider Line

NOZA
NOZA provides free access to a database of 990-PF tax returns. The project was started by Grantsmart and contains publically-available data received from the IRS on more than 1,000,000 foundation grant records.

Divider Line

The Gilbert Center
The Gilbert Center is a research institute, consulting firm, and publishing house working to support and empower nonprofits and aid them in communicating effectively.

Divider Line

Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership
The site provides a resource library for non-profit and foundation professionals, students, and volunteers.

Divider Line

RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service
The site provides information for volunteers, best practices and volunteer management resources, a virtual volunteering component, and a document library with information related to volunteerism.

Divider Line

Volunteer Match
The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. The service welcomes millions of visitors a year and is an Internet recruiting tool for more than 68,000 nonprofit organizations. 

Divider Line

Alliance for Justice
The Nonprofit Advocacy Project provides information and resources on advocacy and lobbying.

Divider Line

Leadership Learning Community (LLC)
LLC is a national organization dedicated to developing leadership that addresses a range of social issues. LLC connects a diverse group of leadership development practitioners, grant-makers, and thought leaders who identify successful practices, conduct research, evaluate current leadership efforts, and exchange information and tools. Through its peer learning methodologies, consulting services, and digital resources, LLC promotes leadership support and development.

Divider Line

Alliance for Nonprofit Management
A professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of non-profits.  The Alliance convenes an annual conference, networks colleagues year-round online, and provides member discounts on books and other publications.  The Alliance provides visibility to its members in the online "Find a Consultant or Service Provider" directory, the People of Color Roster, Alliance Insights eNewsletter, Member Spotlights and membership directory.

Divider Line

American Society of Association Directors (ASAE)
ASAE offers  learning experiences, publishes Associations Now Magazine and the Journal of Association Leadership, provides web-based tools and resources, helps members connect in 14 professional interest sections, conducts future-focused and market research, hosts ASAE & The Center's Annual Meeting & Exposition and the Springtime Exposition, and acts as an advocate of the association profession.

Divider Line

Nonprofit Gateway
Official information and services of the U.S. government on funding, management, operations, and tax information.

Divider Line

Nonprofit.org
Provides links to resources of interest to non-profits.

Divider Line

Idealist
An interactive site where people and organizations exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities, and supporters.

Divider Line

Compass Point - Nonprofit Genie
Originally developed through the California Management Assistance Partnership (CMAP) under a grant through The California Endowment, the site has a variety of resources, including a free FAQ’s written by leading experts from around the country. 

Divider Line

Nonprofit Times
A business publication for non-profit management.

Divider Line

Nonprofit Risk Management Center
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center was established in 1990 to provide assistance and resources for community-serving nonprofit organizations. They offer a wide range of services (from technical assistance to software to training and consulting help) on a vast array of risk management topics (from employment practices, to insurance purchasing to internal controls and preventing child abuse).

Divider Line

Association of Fundraising Professionals
Sets standards and provides resources for professional fundraising.

Divider Line

BoardSource
Resources for non-profit governance

Divider Line

Executive Service Corps Affiliate Network
A network of non-profit consulting organizations

Divider Line

Independent Sector
A leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. The nonpartisan coalition of approximately 600 organizations leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the charitable community.

Divider Line

SCORE
Free online and face-to-face business counseling, mentoring, training, business, and advice for small businesses just starting out or hoping to grow.

Back to top