Office of Development and Alumni Relations
45 Adams Road
100 State Street PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101
Identifying a potential funder for your project is a critical step in the grant submission process. The principal investigator or the project director can work independently to find a funder. In addition, the Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs will collaborate with you to find a funder whose giving interests align with your project.
Foundation Directory online (password protected): Provides comprehensive information on U.S. funders and their grants. The database lists nearly 100,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, more than 2.1 million recent grants and more than 500,000 key decision makers.
Please contact the Henry Whittemore Library to obtain User ID and Password information.
Fundsnet Services Online: Provides grant writing and fund-raising resource information to those in need of funding for their programs and initiatives.
Grants.gov: The federal government's online application system. It provides one central portal where organizations and individuals can electronically find and apply for grants throughout the federal government.
GrantsNet: This is a one-stop resource to find funds for research and training in the sciences.
Governmental Sources of Support
Department of Education
Department of Health & Human Services
Department of State (Fulbright Programs)
National Endowment for the Arts
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation
Private Sources of Support
The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs encourages principal investigators and project directors to meet with us to discuss proposal ideas. Based on the conversations and the proposal idea, we will help identify foundations - independent, corporate and family - that have funding interests that align with your goals.