A starting point for finding grant writing resources and information on grants.

Selected Internet Resources

GuideStar is a comprehensive source of information about nonprofit organizations. Copies of 990's and full reports are often available through this site. To view full reports, GuideStar requires that users create a free account.

Grants Information Collection has information on grants for students, researchers and non-profit organizations.

Yahoo Directory of Grant making foundations categorizes links to grant makers and information on grants in several areas including agriculture, art and education. http://dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Issues_and_Causes/Philanthropy/Organizations/Grant_Making_Foundations/

Grants for Students and Researchers

GrantsNet provides resources to help to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education. http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/funding

FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service and site has grown into a comprehensive source of student financial aid information.

Humanities Montana grants support several different types of projects: conferences, exhibits, lectures, media distribution, museum assistance, planning, oral history, workshop, and other projects designed to encourage innovation.

The Montana Arts Council provides grants to artists and for cultural and aesthetic projects in Montana.

Government Grants

Grants.gov is a clearinghouse for federal government grants and allows users to search and apply for federal government grants. There is a free registration required.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

The U.S. Department of Education provides grants to all types of educational institutions. This site provides information on funding opportunities only all applications are submitted through Grants.gov.

The Online Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) awards funds through grants to American Indians, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. These grants are awarded to individual organizations that successfully apply for discretionary funds.

Grants for Libraries, Museums and Archives

Institute for Museum and Library Services provides a wide array of funding opportunities to all types of libraries, archives and museums.

The Statewide Planning Grants aim to foster partnerships among organizations in a state, commonwealth, or territory that help preserve and maintain archival collections.

Foundation Grants for Preservation in Libraries, Archives, and Museums is a collaborative project of the Library of Congress and the Foundation Center. This publication lists 1,725 grants of $5,000 or more awarded by 474 foundations, from 2003 through 2007. It covers grants to public, academic, research, school, and special libraries, and to archives and museums for activities related to conservation and preservation.

The Montana State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) provides scholarships of up to $1,000 to paid and volunteer staff of Montana's cultural heritage institutions to attend training, educational workshops, or courses on topics related to the management and/or preservation of historical records.

A great blog on library grants.