InfoEd Global offers an online fund search database, SPIN, featuring over 40,000 opportunities offered by both federal and private sources. This database allows you to design and run full-text searches either by using your own keywords or by selecting from the extensive Library of Congress keyword list. University of Colorado Denver faculty and staff have access to SPIN from any University-networked computer. ORDE has developed a SPIN Quick Guide to introduce this product. (The subscription for this database is provided by the CU System.)
To access SPIN, go to http://www.infoedglobal.com and select SPIN at the top of the page.1
The Grant Advisor Plus Resource provides a combination of features for those seeking information about funding opportuniites.
- The Grant Advisor monthly newsletter highlights upcoming deadlines, gives insights on specific agency offerings and provides deadline listings by discipline.
- The Grant Advisor Plus On-Line Database allows searches by keyword, discipline or agency.
University of Colorado Denver faculty and staff have access to this resource from any University-networked computer. It is also accessible off-campus through a username and password, changed monthly by the publisher. Please contact ORDE to automatically receive a copy of the newsletter and updated login information each month (firstname.lastname@example.org). (The Grant Advisor Plus subscription is provided by ORDE.)
The Grants.gov Database lists funding opportunities for 26 Federal granting agencies including the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Energy, National Endowment for the Humanities, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Justice and Department of Education. You may search by funding opportunity notice or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number, browse by agency or sign up to receive automatic daily e-mails of agency announcements. 3
The Foundation Center offers a very basic (but free) search mechanism, the Foundation Finder, to locate information about private foundations. You may search on foundation name, city, state, zip code or employer ID number (EIN).
To access Foundation Finder, go to http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/foundfinder.
The Foundation Center also offers free access to the 990 Finder, a database of recent private foundation Form 990s (the IRS Return of Private Foundations) which gives information about specific projects funded by foundations.
To access the 990 Finder, go to http://foundationcenter.org/findfunders/990finder. 4
Maintained by the New York Foundation for the Arts, the NYFA Award Source is a national directory of funding sources for artists. The database currently houses over 3600 award programs and has a very easy database interface. You may search by discipline, location, deadline, keyword, gender and career point. As you are reviewing your search results, the database allows you to flag those of interest and then with a click bring up only the ones you selected with that searching session.5
ScanGrants houses information on grants pertaining to individual and community health topics. Samaritan Health Services provides free access to this database. The emphasis is placed upon locating less traditional funding sources. Types of sponsors included in this database are foundations, corporations and non-profits. Users may search on text, deadlines, states, subject category and/or audience.6