Funding options generally include federal and state agencies, private national and California-based foundations, local foundations, corporate charitable funds.
The larger foundations, and federal and state agencies, offer substantial grants and are more likely to fund multiple years. They typically have complicated application procedures and stringent reporting requirements. Smaller foundations and corporate charitable funds often allocate funding one year at a time, and have simpler application procedures and reporting requirements.
Federal Grant Agencies
Federal grant information is available at www.grants.gov. Search by agency or topic.
California State Government Agencies
Comprehensive Database of Grantmakers in the U.S.
The Foundation Center is the leading source for grant-seekers.
Sample Local Foundations