There are three main places to look for grant funding: the US government, state government, and private foundations and corporations. While there are many resources out there for finding this funding, this guide points you to one major tool for each funding source. Federal grants=Grants.gov; NYS grants=New York State Grants Gateway; and foundations=Foundations Directory.
In addition to those 3 traditional sources of funding, you may be interested in exploring the possibilities for crowd funding.
Here are a few broader overviews of funding resources available online and in print:
Provides one-stop shopping for anyone interested in locating grant funding opportunities with State agencies.
The Foundation Center directory professional contains information about the largest public and private foundations in the U.S. and links to foundation web sites. This edition includes full text access from more than 250,000 IRS 990 forms, 80,000 detailed funder profiles, half a million recently awarded grants, RFPs, key staff affiliations, publications, news and job postings. Free to CCE through Mann Library services.
Foundation Directory Tutorial Webinar Recording: 2012 Webinar Recording: learn how to use the FOundation Directory to find Grant Makers and Grants for your CCE programs.