What is GrantStation?
GrantStation offers online access to a comprehensive set of powerful grantseeking tools and resources, which makes it quick and easy for nonprofit organizations, local and state government agencies, and educational institutions to identify the appropriate grantmaker for any given program or project. The information on the GrantStation website is continually updated in order to provide the most current research available on all types of grantmakers, including federal agencies, private foundations, and corporate giving programs. GrantStation resources also include information on state agency grant programs and international funding sources. In addition to these comprehensive research tools, GrantStation provides step-by-step tutorials on how to develop an aggressive grantseeking program, write compelling grant requests, and manage grant awards.
Why should I join GrantStation?
Securing grant awards is an essential part of a healthy funding strategy for any organization or agency. Because there are thousands of grants made every year representing billions of grant awards, sorting through all of this information to find the right grantmaker can be a tricky and time-consuming task. Becoming a Member of GrantStation not only provides you with instant access to grantmaker profiles, but gives you the ability to identify those grantmakers most likely to fund your project or program quickly and efficiently. GrantStation provides all the tools and resources necessary to become a successful grantseeker - all in one place.
What does Membership include?
We have divided our services into four unique areas:
This simple and clear division will aid not only experienced grantwriters in their research but guide new grantseekers as well.
This area of the website helps organizations identify appropriate grantmakers for their programs and projects. We have divided our searching tools into three unique areas: U.S. Grants, International Grants and Canadian Grants.
Our U.S. Grant listings include three areas:
- U.S. Charitable Giving Database – In this database, Members have access to over 6,000 foundations and corporate giving programs, religious grantmakers, and other organizations with grantmaking programs. With over 165 areas of interest, and more than 30 types of support to choose from, it's easy to do focused research in minutes. Each grantmaker is pre-screened to confirm that they are accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations and agencies. Each grantmaker profile is updated at least once per year, so the information is always relevant.
- Federal Grants & Loans –This section consists of word-searchable records that summarize information regarding competitive federal grant and loan programs. Listings include federal financial assistance programs with current deadlines, annual deadlines, or multiple deadlines; current programs with no deadlines; international federal programs; and archived programs whose deadlines have passed (for informational purposes). This section is continually updated.
- State Grants & Loans – This section of the site provides a summarized index of potential sources of support for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with emphasis on state-administered grant and loan programs. Other types of support listed include technical assistance programs, education/outreach programs, bonds and tax incentives, and quasi-governmental grant programs. This section is updated quarterly.
Our International Grant listings include two areas:
- International Charitable Giving Database – The International Charitable Giving database lists several thousand international grantmaker profiles, searchable by geographic location and areas of interest.
- International Federal Programs – The International Federal Programs section lists information on U.S. government grant programs providing support throughout the world.
Our Canadian Grant listings include two areas:
- Canadian Charitable Giving Database – The Canadian Charitable Giving database provides access to profiles of private grantmakers who give throughout Canada and within particular provinces and territories. The top 500 Canadian grantmakers are covered in this database and additional grantmakers based in Canada and other countries are being added weekly.
- Canadian Government Grants & Loans – The Canadian Government Grants & Loans section provides information regarding potential governmental sources of financial and technical assistance.
New to grantwriting? Then our Write section may be just what you need. Check out 'Getting Started' to help you establish files and collect information to begin grantwriting. Step-by-step tutorials on how to write a letter of inquiry and each element of a full grant request are provided. For experienced grantwriters, our guidelines on how to revise letters of intent and proposals are informative.
From how to read the 'IRS Form 990' to the 'Fundraising Glossary' to 'Questions to Ask the Funder', Grant Basics inside of our Learn section can help you build a broad knowledge of grantseeking. Tools in this section include a 'Grantseeking Calendar', tracking 'In-Kind Contributions', and 'Creating Time' for your grant activities. Grants Management provides instructions for creating and maintaining a healthy grants management program.
Read the most current and archived issues of our newsletters: the GrantStation Insider, Canadian Insider and International Insider, along with the most recent Tracks to Success articles and our newest Media Releases.
What types of private funders are profiled on GrantStation?
The majority of funders that make up the U.S. Charitable Giving and International Charitable Giving databases are private foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, and corporate contribution programs. A number of faith-based funders, association grant programs, and other grant programs are also included in the database.
What information is included in a private funder profile?
Funder profiles include:
- Primary contact information
- Current funding priorities, geographic scope, grant guidelines, and application deadlines
- Hyperlinks to funders' emails and websites
- Notes that provide "insider" information on selected funders
All funder profiles are updated on an annual basis and include a corresponding date-stamp. In addition, profiles are revised periodically throughout the year to reflect changes in application procedures and/or funding priorities.
View a sample Funder Profile.
How do I join GrantStation?
To join GrantStation, click here.
How much does a Membership cost?
For information about pricing, review our rates.
How quickly can I begin using GrantStation?
For single Membership orders, complete the order form, pay by credit card, and the Membership will be activated immediately. Usernames and passwords will be emailed directly to new Members. You may also select "Bill Me" to be invoiced. If you prefer to place an order by phone, or would like additional information, call GrantStation toll-free at 877.784.7268.
Can I purchase multiple Memberships for my organization?
Yes. Discounts are offered to organizations purchasing ten or more Memberships. Large organizations may qualify for the GrantStation Technical Assistance Program (GS-TAP) or Membership Value Program (MVP). For more information, call us toll-free at 877.784.7268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What level of customer service can I expect from GrantStation?
Developing and maintaining a reputation for excellent customer service is one of GrantStation's hallmarks, and an ongoing mission. While some organizations have replaced frontline employees with technology or do-it-yourself service, GrantStation is committed to delivering outstanding, responsive person-to-person customer service in a timely manner.
What is the GrantStation.com Membership Agreement?
The Membership Agreement explains the terms of your membership with GrantStation. Review the current terms here.