The following is not intended to be a complete list of websites with grant prospects, but it does have information on some key websites with grant information.

Federal Websites

Federal Register: A daily publication of federal regulations, notices, grant competition announcements and proposal guidelines by department.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: The U.S. government’s catalog of all federal programs, projects, services and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. for Nonprofits: Information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loan assistance, taxes, management and more. Includes links to Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, federal grants, and state and local funding directories, among others. is the primary website for applying for federal grants. The grants posted on the site are those with a current open competition. Navigation: Find the “For Applicants” section on the left hand side of the page. Click “Find Grant Opportunities.” You may search by keyword, CFDA number, funding activity category or federal agency. You may also use the Advanced Search button to search by eligibility, funding instrument or sub-agency.

U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education Forecast of Funding Opportunities: The Forecast of Funding Opportunities lists the programs and competitions that the Deptartment of Education has posted or expects to post for applications for new awards. The Forecast is organized by Offices within the Department.

U.S. Department of Education Discretionary Grant Application Packages: The Discretionary Grant Application Packages page lists each of the competitive grant application packages with the relevant CFDA number and closing date.

U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): This page has links to grant programs, including Strengthening Institutions (Title III), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI), Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions (Title V), TRIO programs, and others.

National Science Foundation

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration: ETA supports programs that provide high quality job training and employment.

State of Illinois Websites

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity: Grantee resources page.

Other Resources

The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation has a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations with access to foundation prospecting information through its Donors Forum membership. His contact information is shown below.

John Butler-Ludwig, Director
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Phone: (773) 442-4219

Donors Forum: The Donors Forum has a library with fundraising books and materials, including the annual Foundation Directory. Orientation sessions are free of charge and designed to help people use the resources to identify prospective donors. You must register for orientations in advance. Registration information is available on line.

208 South Lasalle Street, Suite 1535
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 578-0175

Evanston Public Library: The third floor of the library has fundraising books and materials, including the annual Foundation Directory. Parking available. Learn further information about the library’s fundraising reference resources.

1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 448-8600