• Funding Searches

    Finding the right funding source is a matter of matchmaking. Each funder has goals and aspirations for what their dollars might accomplish. Your job is to find funding opportunities with similar goals. Sponsors typically provide funding to achieve specific objectives such as:

    • To solve a social problem,

    • To discover new knowledge through research studies,

    • To translate knowledge to improve practice, or

    • To provide services to benefit a population in need.

    In addition, funders and sponsors have geographical considerations (some fund in Minnesota, some do not), institutional considerations (some fund higher ed or private liberal arts colleges, some do not), and many other limitations (such as size of award, target audience, and more). Please read guidelines thoroughly to determine whether a potential funding source is a good match for your project and for Hamline! Please check Hamline's Funding Opportunities page for a sampling of current options.

    Funding Search Resources - It is helpful to complete the SPO Step One form first!

    Government Funding

    Grants.gov is the federal governments’ single site for grants with opportunities from all 26 federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov does not require creation of a login to conduct general searches. You may search by keyword(s), subject matter category or funding agency. You can also conduct more advanced searches using multiple filter criteria. Grants.gov also offers other services such as: the ability to download application packages, funding email alerts, RSS feeds, and online support in conducting searches and utilizing grant application tools. If you find a source of funding through Grants.gov, the proposal must be submitted through the Sponsored Programs Office. The SPO can also help get you started on a Grants.gov search -- just send a request via email to set up a time!

    State of Minnesota - Office of Grant Management
    This website provides a single entry point to State of Minnesota grant opportunities. Other states have similar sites which may be searched for projects taking place in another location.

    Foundation Center

    Hamline has a subscription to the Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online database of corporate and foundation funding sources. Please contact Donald Long to request a search.

    Additional Research

    The Sponsored Programs Office can provide information on past grants, foundation assets, and other details of a prospective funding source. Please contact Donald Long to request a full funder profile.