Grant Development Opportunities
There are a variety of online resources available to grantseekers. This page outlines two major sources of funding and provides links to specific funding agencies and foundations.
This page contains links to data resources that may be helpful for your grant application. However, if you need specific Delta College data for your grant application, please submit a data request form to the College’s Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
Federal Grant Resources
Grants.gov includes grant announcements from the following federal agencies (among others):
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- U.S. Department of Education
- U.S. Department of Energy
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- U.S. Department of Labor
- National Science Foundation
- National Endowment for the Arts
- National Endowment for the Humanities
For detailed information about specific grant programs, visit one of the above websites for the appropriate federal agency. Sign up for email updates at the Federal Register website.
Private Foundation Resources
There are numerous private foundations that offer funding to non-profit organizations (including institutions of higher education) for projects targeting specific interest areas. Below are two major search engines that allow you to look for foundations by location, type, and name. Note: Each search engine offers a paid membership, but basic information about each foundation and limited grantseeker resources are available for free.
The Sacramento Non-Profit Resource Center provides access to grant databases and foundation directories, a full library, grant-writing workshops, and other support serves to non-profit organizations and their employees. Although a paid membership is required to check out library materials, the Center’s library is open to the public during regular business hours. For more information, contact the Sacramento Non-Profit Resource Center at (916) 285-1840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern California Community Foundation provides a directory of grantmakers by region.
Below is a list of prominent private funders with interests ranging from education to health and wellness. Click on the funder name to access the foundation’s website and search for current funding opportunities.