Grants Resources

We can help you find funding opportunities, but if you are anxious to get started, we've provided some helpful resources.

Please keep in mind that the College has new mandatory procedures in place with respect to seeking and applying for funding from external sources.  Review new guidelines before getting started.


Supported by over 500 Foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy world wide.  The Center offers training, data, analysis, and publications as well as a comprehensive database of grantmakers in the U.S. as well as international funders.

Government Agencies

Local Government Funding examples:

CA State Government Funding examples:

Federal Government Funding examples: provides direct links to 26 federal granting agencies including:

The Corporation for National and Community Service is the nation's largest grant-maker supporting service and volunteering.  Through Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation is a catalyst for change and offers every American a chance to contribute through service and volunteering.

Department of Education:  The Department Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in federal education programs.  The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.

The Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) formulates federal postsecondary education policy and administers programs that address critical national needs in support of the mission to increase access to quality postsecondary education.

The Department of Energy's goal is to advance national, economic and energy security in the U.S.; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that goal; and to ensure environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.

The Department of Health and Human Services is the federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.

The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of job seekers, wage earners and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities protecting their retirement and health benefits and generally protecting worker rights and monitoring national economic measures.

Department of Transportation:  The Department of Transportation's mission is to ensure fast, safe, effcient, accessible and convenient transportation that meets vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.

The National Science Foundation is an independent federal agency created to promote the progress of science, to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare and to secure the national defense.  The NSF annually funds approximately 20 percent of basic, federally-supported college and university research.

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