These searchable databases will help you find funding opportunities and useful information to enhance your proposal.

  • Grant Forward


    Grant Forward is an online database of federal and private funding programs. Governors State University faculty, staff and students can access Grant Forward by using their email address. If you have trouble signing in contact OSPR.


    + is a centralized website where grant seekers can find and apply for federal funding opportunities. It houses information on more than 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.

  • Grants Resource Center-GrantSearch


    GrantsSearch, the Grants Resource Center's funding database, is designed so faculty members and staff at GRC member campuses can easily access grants availability information according to academic discipline and funding agency. To access this resource please email

  • Foundation Directory Online


    Foundation Directory Online provides funding prospects by combining data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations.  It is a valuable resource for faculty and staff interested in funding from private or public charitable foundations. For access, please contact