Finding Grants and Writing Proposals: Finding Grants


CMU Supported Funding Resources


Federal Government

What is a government grant? A grant is a way the government funds your ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). A grant is one of many different forms of federal financial assistance. You will find grant and cooperative agreement opportunities from federal grant agencies.

Michigan Grants

Major sources

  • Foundation Center
  • Council of Michigan Foundations - a searchable directory for Michigan community foundations
  • Michigan Government Grants
  • EGrAMS  (Electronic Grants Administration and Management System) Portal:  State of Michigan grant management application portal to aid the grantee community in the search for grant opportunities state-wide. allows one stop shopping for organizations to access and find grants across State Departments.


Nonprofit/Private Organzations

  • Foundation Center Established in 1956, Foundation Center maintains a comprehensive database on U.S. and global grant-makers and their funding opportunities updates weekly. See search examples.

CMU Library does not have a subscription to Foundation Center database. Use Funding Information Network facilitates free access to 400 locations. Or Use this map to find a network location near you.

  • GuideStar Includes information on all tax-exempt nonprofits registered with the IRS. There are more than 1.8 million organizations in the database including more than 1 million public charities, approximately 141,000 private foundations, and more than half a million other exempt organizations.

International Funding and Grants

Two major sources


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