Funding Resources

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UIS Resources

Foundation Directory Online Professional off-campus access/netid

The Foundation Center's databases offer a wealth of information and offers the following search-by capabilities: Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s.

Grants to Individuals Online (GTIO) off-campus access/netid

Provides detailed descriptions of more than 6,000 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Grants Forward off-campus access/netid

NOTE: For full access, create an account by clicking on Sign Up and using your UIS email to connect to our institutional account.

Business Source Elite off-campus access/netid

Full-text access to regional, national, and international, business, financing, banking & industry publications. The Company Profiles section of the database contains Datamonitor reports for major U.S. and international companies.,uid


Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool designed to provide a visual portrayal of philanthropic giving around the world. Please contact a librarian for information on how to access the database's contents: call 217-206-6633 or email

Local Resources

Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln

The CFLL maintains several grant funds and programs dedicated to supporting a variety community endeavors including: seniors, women, youth, nonprofit professional development, historic preservation in Springfield, recreation for people with disabilities, and a variety of charitable areas. Grant deadlines and applications are available through this link.

United Way of Central Illinois Community Fund

The United Way invests in local health and human service programs. Funding decisions are made by volunteers from the community. All funded programs are aligned with United Way's dual strategy of improving lives by

  • meeting an individual's immediate needs; and
  • providing educational tools that promote long-term health and well-being.

To support this dual strategy, United Way has two funding areas for programs, Essential Services and Lifelong Learning Initiative.


Statewide Resources

Illinois Resource Network

Illinois ResourceNet: A Funding Access Initiative (IRN) is a university-based resource providing Illinois nonprofits and local governments with the competitive assets to access federal funding. IRN offers organizations a unique approach to grant access centered on providing information and resources on an interactive website, working with experienced technical assistants on designing high caliber proposals, and connecting with a diverse group of partners to meet proposed project goals. Housed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Federal Grant Sites

The White House Office of Management and Budget has mandated that all 26 Federal agencies post their competititve grant opportunities here to facilitate ease in locating grants as well as downloading and submitting applications. Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the aim of this site is to eventually become the central repository for federal grant information.

U.S. Department of Education Funding

Click on Grants and Contracts. This is a site that provides information on grants and other programs at the department including applications, regulations for administering grant programs, and information for new grant-seekers.

The Federal Register

This site provides access to the full document, which includes Requests for Proposals (RFP) announcements.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

Gives you access to a database of all Federal agency's funding opportunities. After you find a program, contact the office that administers it to find information.