Grant Seekers

The Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA) is a membership association of environmental funders. EGA is not a funding organization nor does EGA match those seeking funding with any member organizations or otherwise make public our member information.

We hope the following websites will be of use to grant seekers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and other civil society groups looking for funding sources:

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is the professional association of individuals and organizations devoted to improving the management and governance capacity of nonprofits - to assist nonprofits in fulfilling their mission.

Associated Grant Makers bridges the nonprofit and grant making communities by giving access to research and information to support your fund development program, providing professional development and networking opportunities for nonprofit staff members, and giving your nonprofit organization more visibility among and access to grantmakers.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a national publication keeping those involved in the non-profit world informed of the latest developments in funding and other trends impacting the philanthropic world. In addition to news, it offers such service features as lists of grants, fundraising ideas and techniques, statistics, reports on tax and court rulings, summaries of books, and a calendar of events.

The Council on Foundations is a national nonprofit association of approximately 2,000 grantmaking foundations. COF strives to increase the effectiveness, stewardship, and accountability of the grantmaking sector while providing its members with the services and support they need for success.

The Foundation Center provides databases of information on the nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.

Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a beer at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. It is an organic, self-organizing network of people from NGOs, academia, government and business and is a great way of catching up with people you know or for making new contacts.

GuideStar is a national database of nonprofit organizations.

The Haymarket People’s Fund grants money to grassroots groups of local people in hundreds of New England's neighborhoods and communities  who are actively involved in working for change on a daily basis in their own communities and know where resources are needed most.

Since 1976, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy has advocated for the philanthropic community to provide nonprofit organizations with essential resources and opportunities to work toward social and economic justice for disadvantaged and disenfranchised populations and communities.

The Philanthropy Journal is an online publication that supports the nonprofit sector. In addition to news, the Journal features job openings, events calendars and announcements about grants/gifts and people working in the sector.

Terra Viva Grants is a nonprofit initiative, launched in 2008. It profiles grant makers for agriculture, environment, energy, and natural resources. It takes a worldwide approach on grant makers, and likewise considers the entire developing world as the arena for grant-funded activity. As of 2008, they currently have about 300 profiles, anticipating that this number will progressively grow.

The Foundation Center is a great resource for grant seekers and grant makers alike.

The Grantsmanship Center helps grant seekers create programs that get funded, stay funded and are aligned with their mission. For more than 35 years, they've trained more than 115,000 nonprofit leaders on the front lines, committed to making a difference in their communities. 

The Tides Center offers fiscal sponsorship for nonprofit groups.

YES! Magazine is published by the Positive Futures Network, an independent, nonprofit organization that supports people's active engagement in creating a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network promotes an efficient, viable, and inclusive nonprofit sector that supports the growth, learning, and development of young professionals. YNPN engages and supports future nonprofit and community leaders through professional development, networking and social opportunities designed for young people involved in the nonprofit community.