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Printed Funding Sources

Annual Register of Grant Support: A Directory of Funding Sources
Carrier Library Reference Collection
Call Number: AS911.A2 A67

The Foundation Directory
Carrier Library Reference Collection
Call Number: AS911.A2 F65

Online Funding Sources

  • COS Funding Opportunities
    Search for grants, fellowships, prizes and other types of funding opportunities.
    Find and apply for federal grants.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    Search this government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
    The mission of IMLS is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.
  • National Endowment for the Arts
    Awards from the NEA support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.
  • National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research
    Provides assistance in applying for NIH funding and grant operations.
  • National Science Foundation: Funding
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) was created to "promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" Funds projects in many fields such as: mathematics, computer science and the social sciences.

Nonprofit Journals & News

  • Nonprofit Quarterly
    NPQ provides credible research-based articles for nonprofits about management and governance. Register on the site to access content. They also share great information on their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Access to older material isn't available without a subscription, but any article can be requested via our Interlibrary Loan service.
  • Voluntary Sector Review
    An international journal of third sector research, policy and practice. JMU doesn't have a subscription to this journal but you can search the journal and follow the links to request articles via our Interlibrary Loan service.
  • Chronicle of Philanthropy
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy is a news source, in print and online, for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.


  • Associations Unlimited
    Look up contact information and details of associations, membership organizations, and trade groups.
  • GuideStar
    Look up financial records and contact information for nonprofit organizations nationwide.

Article Databases

  • Business Source Complete
    Search for business and management oriented articles from academic journals, trade publications, magazines and newspapers.
  • ABI/Inform
    A comprehensive tool for searching management and scholarly journals, news and business publications and local business news.
  • Regional Business News
    Search for local business news from newspapers and magazines.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Covers a broad range of scholarly and interdisciplinary research topics.
  • Social Services Abstracts
    Search articles on social work, human services, and related areas like social welfare, social policy, and community development
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    A key source for literature on communication studies and related areas.

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