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The program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget. Under the President's Management Agenda, the office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. The mission is to provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. Using the system makes it faster, easier, and more cost-effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies. It is a free website and you can subscribe to its mailing list and save your searched keywords. The centralizes more than 1,000 different grant programs across federal grant-making agencies awarding more than $500 billion annually.


GrantWatch website is one of the most popular websites for International, Canada, and USA federal, state, local, foundation, and corporation grants with more than 23,000 current grants, funding opportunities, awards, contracts, and archived grants. It adds and updates new grants and archive past due, daily. GrantWatch researchers and grant associates, publish the newest grants and letters of inquiry (daily) and archive the grants with past funding dates. Government agencies, foundations, and corporations post the details of their funding opportunity for free through this website. Free Members will be able to preview all grants on the database, making it an ideal way to see if GrantWatch is for you. However, you will not be able to view the full grant details, which include eligibility requirements, contact information, and application. You will be able to use other features available such as your grant search history, your grant views, and add grants to your calendar.

Grant Gopher

Grant Gopher was launched in September 2006 with the goal of setting up a system that researchers can get timely email notifications about new grants. The emails list grants closely matched to what the organization/researchers are looking for. The Grant Gopher's mission is to knock your socks off with an affordable service alerting you to available grants while they are open for application. This desire sprang from years of working in the nonprofit sector and knowing firsthand that most organizations struggle to stay on top of these opportunities. Grand Gopher reviews funders websites, financial information including IRS Form 990, and communicates directly with them.

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) provides comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. FDO’s subscription plans offer features and pricing to match the needs of any organization in need of grant funding. Due to COVID-19, the vendor has temporarily allowed remote access. FDO Essential includes more than 103,000 private, community, and company-sponsored foundations in the U.S. and their keyword-searchable IRS Forms 990-PF. New IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF are posted when they become available from the IRS. The FDO provides New grantmaker-related news, job opportunities, RFPs, publications, and articles. 


Pivot combines comprehensive, editorially maintained database of funding opportunities worth an estimated $44 billion with their unique database of 3 million pre-populated scholar profiles, drawing from Community of Scholars and Community of Science profiles. Pivot has a proprietary algorithm that compiles pre-populated researcher profiles unique to your organization (and others) and matches them to current funding opportunities. Pivot gets updated regularly to add new information associated with a scholar's profile and drop off expired opportunities. Pivot Identifies researcher expertise from within or outside of your organization. Pivot users can search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching faculty from inside or outside their institution. It also enables you to add internal deadlines to critical funding opportunities and sends weekly updates on saved searches. 

NIH Grants and Funding

Founded in 1887, the National Institutes of Health today is one of the world's foremost medical research centers and the Federal focal point for medical research in the United States. The NIH, comprising 27 separate Institutes and Centers, is one of eight health agencies of the Public Health Service which, in turn, is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. The NIH mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. NIH works toward that mission by conducting research in its own laboratories; supporting the research of non-Federal scientists in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad; helping in the training of research investigators; and fostering communication of medical and health sciences information. NIH offers to fund for many types of grants, contracts, and even programs that help repay loans for researchers.


GrantForward is a search engine dedicated to helping institutions and individuals find grant opportunities. GrantForward is able to cover more than 12,000 sponsor sources to provide a comprehensive database of more than 40,000 funding opportunities that continues to grow with the most up to date information. GrantForward’s powerful search system helps to lessen the hassle of searching for grants with adaptable search filters and specialized search features. GrantForward researcher profiles allow researchers to highlight their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations for grant opportunities that match their research needs. GrantForward features federal agencies, academic/professional societies and associations, and foundations. The database only includes funding opportunities for US university researchers. GrantForward can generate a profile from your online publications page or uploaded CV and create automated custom funding searches for you.


Funding-related Websites (None-Search Engines)

Following is the list of the other websites which are not search engine websites, however, they provide valuable information about available RFPs, funds, grant writing training, and etc.