Grant Research

When an agency asks you to do grants research, what they are looking for are corporations and foundations that fund organizations with missions and programs similar to their own agency.

There are many online resources you can use to find funding leads for an organization. Among them:


You can also visit a search engine or directory and type in certain keywords, such as:

  • corporate+giving
  • corporate+foundation
  • foundation+guidelines


Try looking for organizations on the Web with a similar focus, and seeing who their funders are (if they are listed on their Web site). Two places to begin your search:


Remember, volunteers should not contact a corporation, foundation, or other grantmaking organization without written permission to do so.