General Resources for Funding

State Arts Agencies

Many state arts agencies that have special grant categories designed to support career/professional development or travel for conferences.  Click here for a list of these opportunities including guidelines, deadlines, and contact information.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

News for not-for-profit organizations on grant seeking, foundations, fundraising, managing not-for-profit groups, technology, and not-for-profit jobs


FirstGov provides links to grants, not-for-profit registration and tax information, and other topics.

The Foundation Center

Comprehensive source for information on foundation and other funding sources. The online Foundation Directory is a paid service, but the free Foundation Finder is very useful.

The Grantmanship Center

Organization which provides grant information and grantsmanship training and resources.


The leading source of information on U.S. not-for-profits. A searchable database of more than 1.7 million IRS-recognized not-for-profit organizations.

Philanthropy News Digest

From the Foundation Center, this site offers weekly sector news, job listings, and occasional articles on not-for-profit management, including "The Sustainable Nonprofit," which outlines fundraising strategies.

Regional Associations of Grantmakers

The association provides links to regional association of all kinds and standard application forms nationally.