Search for Grants

Primary Search Engines

The Foundation Center is supported by 550 foundations, corporate donors, and grant-making public charities in the U.S. Contact Jennifer Deering at to make an appointment to use our Foundation-dedicated private office and computer. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all federal grant-making agencies. is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies.

SPIN/SMARTS is both a searchable database (SPIN) and an electronic matching and funding opportunity notification system (SMARTS Automation). Use SPIN to search for funding opportunities for Research and development, international projects, collaborative projects, fellowships, academic programs, exchange programs, travel, endowments, equipment, outreach and service delivery projects, and much more. You can perform an unlimited number of custom searches in minutes over the Web from the convenience of your own office. SMARTS provides FOAs targeted to faculty members based on both their funding preferences and research interests. This information is automatically sent to the faculty member directly through e-mail on a daily or weekly basis. Please contact Jennifer Deering at to set up your SPIN/SMARTS account.

if you already have an account, you can view instructions for using the newly upgraded system (as of September 1, 2015) here: SPIN/SMARTS instructions.

Other Search Engines

Arkansas State Grants Directory (Type "grants" in the "Search for a Department or Service" field.)

Arkansas State List of Agencies

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

Federal Register ("Click on "browse" in the search bar at the top.)

Grants Resource Center (GRC) (For access or assistance, call (501) 450-3451.)

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Science Foundation (NSF)