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Grants Research Center

IEDC members receive the full benefits of the GrantStation Premium Access Program (GPA). GrantStation offers IEDC members direct access to a comprehensive set of grantseeking tools and resources to help you identify the appropriate grantmakers for a range of programs or projects. IEDC’s online Grants Research Center allows you to search:

• U.S. and International Charitable Giving funders
• Federal Grant & Loan Listings
• Up-To-Date State Funding Information

Our members previously received limited exposure to the GrantStation resources; however, we are now pleased to provided these expanded tools. IEDC members will receive the weekly GrantStation Insider newsletter, along with the monthly GrantStation International Insider, as well as access to free webinars on how to effectively use GrantStation’s searchable databases.

» GrantStation Tour: Covers all of GrantStation's features – 37 minutes
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» GrantStation Quick Tour: Provides a basic explanation of GrantStation's features– Self Guided


Searchable Databases

Search Grants

U.S. Charitable Giving
The U.S. Charitable Giving database lists thousands of funder profiles, including independent, family, community, and corporate foundations; corporate giving programs; faith-based grantmakers; and, associations with grantmaking programs. These profiles are searchable by geographic focus, areas of interest, and types of support.

» How to Search the U.S. Charitable Giving Database – 6:15
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International Charitable Giving
The International Charitable Giving database lists several thousand international grantmaker profiles, searchable by geographic location and areas of interest. The Canadian database is particularly comprehensive with over 500 Canadian grantmakers profiled.

» How to Search the International Charitable Giving Database – 9:11
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Federal Grants & Loans
The Federal Grants & Loans section consists of word-searchable records that summarize information regarding competitive federal grant and loan programs. Listings include federal financial assistance programs with current deadlines, annual deadlines, or multiple deadlines; current programs with no deadlines; international federal programs; and archived programs whose deadlines have passed (for informational purposes). This section is continually updated.

» How to Search Federal Grants & Loans – 2:50
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State Grants & LoansThe State Grants & Loans section provides a summarized index of potential sources of support for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, with emphasis on state-administered grants. Other types of support listed include technical assistance programs, education/outreach programs, loans and bonds, and quasi-governmental grant programs. This section is updated quarterly.

» How to Search State Grants & Loans – 3:12
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About GrantStation

GrantStation.com, Inc. (GrantStation) offers nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies the opportunity to identify potential funding sources for their programs or projects as well as resources to mentor these organizations through the grantseeking process.

GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of private grantmakers that accept inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal deadlines, which are updated twice a week; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grantmakers. In addition, GrantStation publishes two e-newsletters highlighting upcoming funding opportunities, the weekly GrantStation Insider, which focuses on opportunities for U.S. nonprofit organizations, and the monthly GrantStation International Insider, which focuses on international funding opportunities.


Contact Information

Questions about your benefits or having technical problems? Contact IEDC Membership Associate Phil Goodwin at pgoodwin@iedconline.org or (202) 639-9106.