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Grant Professionals of Lower Hudson

Grant Seeking Resources

The following is a list of grant seeking resources that grant writers and other fundraising professionals may find helpful in searching for funding opportunities.

Federal Funding

BETA Sam.gov (formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)

Federal Grants Website (Grants.gov)

Federal Register Online

USAgov (formerly FirstGov)

US Dept. of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families

State and Local Government Funding

NYS Register

NYS Assembly Grants Action News

Individual State Agencies:

Political Representatives:

Westchester Government Agencies:

Apply for State funding mostly through the NYS Grants Gateway System or the Consolidated Funding Application process.

Community Foundations 

Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

Westchester Community Foundation

Council of Foundations’ Community Foundation Locator

Other Possible Funding Sources

  • Local Companies/Businesses (e.g. Peckham Industries, Wheelabrator)

  • United Ways  (e.g. United Way of Westchester & Putnam, local United Way chapters)

  • Service Clubs  (e.g. Lions, Rotary, Women’s Clubs)

  • Fraternal Associations (e.g. Elks, Moose, Shriners)

  • Junior Leagues (e.g. Junior League of Northern Westchester, Junior League of Tarrytown, Junior League of Westchester on the Sound,  Junior League of Central Westchester)

  • Unions (e.g. teachers, nurses, long term care workers)

  • Heritage organization (e.g. Knights of Columbus, Sons of Norway, Daughters of the American Revolution)

  • Student Associations/Organizations (e.g. frats, alumni, Future Business Leaders of America, National Honors Society, Key Club, youth philanthropy groups, school PTA’s and educational funds)

  • Military Organizations (e.g. American Legion, officers’ clubs, battalion groups)

  • Hobby or Special Interest Groups (e.g. Mothers’ clubs, newcomer’s clubs, fishermen clubs, conservation/Audubon, arts council, 914 Cares Empty Bowl)

  • Faith-based groups (e.g. Episcopal Charities, Rye Presbyterian Church)

  • Neighborhood Associations

Online Foundation Directories

Grant Forward

Grant Gopher

GrantStation’s Search

Metasoft’s Big Online America USA

Metasoft’s Foundation Search America

The Foundation Center

The Grantmanship Center’s Grant Domain

Thompson’s GrantScape

Online Foundation Lists

City Vision University Free Christian Foundation and Grants Directory

Disability Grants


Grants for Teachers




Philanthropy New York

Youth Services Briefing

Youth Today

Foundations by Zip Code

Melissa Data  

Grant Alerts: Subscribe or sign up for their e-blasts

DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing

Foundation & Corporate Funding Advantage

Grant Gopher

Grants Spy Bulletin

Grants Watch

GrantStation Inside

Miami Dade County grant e-blasts

National Center for Literacy

PND Digest

Seliger & Associates

Society for Nonprofits

Youth Services Briefing

Easy 990 Access

Charity Navigator



The Foundation Center

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