Sponsor Types

Knowing more about the sponsors who may fund your work can lead to more successful proposals.   Look here for sponsor profiles and other tools to find the right sponsor for your project.

Federal Agencies

  • Grants.gov - Grant Making AgenciesBrief descriptions of the 26 Federal agencies that use the Grants.gov portal to post funding opportunities
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic AssistanceThe CFDA provides general descriptions of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

    The database can be searched by a variety of parameters.

    The assigned CFDA# identifies the program, but may not be not a unique identifier for a specific competition or submission deadline.

  • FedBizOpps.govFederal Business Opportunities, commonly known as Fed Biz Opps or FBO, is a free web-based portal which allows vendors to review federal procurement opportunities over $25,000.  Postings include grant funding opportunities from some agencies, most notably the Dept. of Energy and the Dept. of Defense, including DARPA.

    FedBizOpps also may be used by the agency as the portal for submitting letters of intent or pre-applications in response to funding opportunities.

    Note: All agencies are required to post notices of competitive grant opportunities in Grants.gov, even if they also are posted elsewhere.  A Grants.gov Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) may link back to FedBizOpps to access the full announcement and other related documents.

  • USA.govThis site provides links to virtually all Federal branches, departments, executive agencies, and independent agencies, as well at to State and Local government sites.
  • USASpending.govThis site provides information about federal spending on research and development grants and contracts over time, as well as other categories of spending.

Foundations and Other Not-for-Profit Organizations

  • Foundation Directory OnlinePremier database of grantmaking foundations
  • Directory of Charitable Funds in New Hampshire An alphabetical listing of those grant-making organizations registered with the New Hampshire Attorney General with assets of over $25,000
  • NH Dept. of Justice - charitiesLists of both active and closed charitable non-profit organizations registered with New Hampshire Office of the Attorney General
  • New Hampshire State Council on the Arts The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts is the advisory Council for the Division of the Arts within the NH Department of Cultural Resources. It was established in 1965 as the official state arts agency "to insure that the role of the arts in the life of our communities will continue to grow and play an ever more significant part in the welfare and educational experience of our citizens.

    Information about specific grants can be found in the “State Arts Council Grant Information" page 

Funding & Grant Seeking Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.