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Finding Funding Databases & Resources


Funding opportunities can be found through various sources. Find below how to access funding-specific databases and other information about funders.


  • Foundation Directory Online - Grant search engine accessible on campus or within the Alvin Sherman Library building. Provides information about private funding opportunities, foundations, corporate giving programs, grantmaking public charities, and recently awarded grants.
    • To access, go to the Alvin Sherman Library homepage and search "Foundation Directory" in the Databases by Name search. Use your NSU credentials to log in.
  • GetEdFunding- Hosts a collection of more than 2,000 grants and opportunities culled from federal, state, regional and community sources and its available to public and private preK-12 schools, districts and educators, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations that work with them. 
  • - A search engine for all federally-funded grant competitions and application information.
  • Duke University - This university site provides an extensive searchable database for funding.


Find below a curated selection of Funding Alerts specifically for NSU faculty and staff. Want to get automatic funding alerts on various themes sent to your email inbox? Email to be added to NSU's "Funding Alerts" listserv.


Access the below table in Google Sheets by clicking here.


Access the above table in Google Sheets by clicking here.

Local funders & resources:
Federal resources:
Private foundation resources:
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