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Funding Search Databases

Grants and Research Funding Guide

Grants and funding are important aspects of research and learning for academics and practitioners alike.  This guide provides links to information about federal and private grants for researchers across disciplines as well as resources to assist with all aspects of the grant lifecycle.


Pivot (formally COS Funding) is an external search database resource which contains thousands of funding opportunities. It is the most complete funding database available and boasts an updated search page to make searches even easier.

It is recommended that University of Minnesota, Morris faculty and staff create a login account to access advanced features of the Pivot database.

Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

World's Largest Database of Sponsored Funding Opportunities

Find grantmakers, companies, grants or IRS 990 tax returns for U.S. organizations. Profiles of grantmakers mission, analysis of expenses and revenue and other information. The Foundation Directory includes the publication Philanthropy News, current RFPs for grants, and literature on nonprofits from various research institutes. is a powerful federal government funding opportunities search engine.