Government Funding Resources

Below is a selection of links that might be helpful in securing a grant. is a comprehensive listing and clearinghouse for all government grants and fellowships. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.

National Endowment for the Arts
Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the National Endowment for the Arts is the nation’s largest annual funder of the arts.

National Endowment for the Humanities
NEH is an independent grant-making agency of the United States government dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities.

National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to “promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $5.8 billion, it is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by Armerica’s colleges and universities.