Finding funding

MU grants and resources

Pivot Funding Opportunities Database (free to all MU researchers)
Pivot, formerly the Community of Science (COS), provides a comprehensive database of funding opportunities and an expertise database to help you identify potential collaborators within MU and at institutions around the world. The website also allows users to set up automated funding alerts. Pivot is a subscription service provided by the Office of Research for all MU researchers.

Internal Funding (MU only and system-wide opportunities)
The MU Office of Research offers several internal funding options for faculty.
List of current deadlines: 2015-2016 Internal Funding Deadlines and Contacts (PDF)

Limited Submission Announcements
Limited submission programs are those for which the sponsor limits the number of applications or nominations that a given institution may submit. The guidelines for these programs generally allow only one or two applications, and always require the institution to determine which applications will be submitted.

Federal government  (all federal agencies)
Central portal to register, search for federal grant opportunities and begin the application process. Sign up for email notifications to be notified regarding new grant opportunities.

Federal Register
Source for all federal grant-related announcements and notices of solicitation of applications.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
A government-wide compendium of federal programs, projects, services and activities, including financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the federal government.

Federal Grants Wire
A free and easy-to-use resource with information on current and archived federal government grants and loans.

State government
Official Missouri website that provides links to all state agencies and services to access information for grant and bid opportunities.

MO Department of Economic Development — AmeriCorps Missouri
The Missouri Community Service Commission oversees the AmeriCorps program that awards grants to local organizations. AmeriCorps members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve. AmeriCorps fact sheet (PDF)

MO Department of Economic Development — Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program (NAP)
The NAP provides assistance to community-based organizations that enables them to implement community or neighborhood projects in areas of community service, education, crime prevention, job training and physical revitalization. Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program flyer (PDF)

MO Department of Economic Development — Youth Opportunities Tax Credit Program (YOP)
The YOP works to broaden and strengthen opportunities for positive development and participation in community life for youth, and to discourage them from engaging in criminal and violent behavior. Youth Opportunities Tax Credit Program flyer (PDF)

Civic groups and faith-based organizations

Local civic groups and clubs (e.g., Lions, Optimist, Rotary, VFW, American Legion, etc.) provide community grants that nonprofits can apply for in areas of member interest and/or community need. Get in touch with clubs in your community to find out about grant programs.

Many faith-based organizations and churches offer assistance programs and/or have foundations which offer grants to nonprofit organizations.  Contact the churches in your area to inquire about programs available.

Local government

Contact your local city and county government offices to learn about grants and bid opportunities that are available. Funding might be available for arts and cultural programs, health and human services, basic needs and housing services, and community and economic development.

Other resources

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center maintains a comprehensive database on U.S. and global funders. The Foundation Directory Online subscription provides access to more than 108,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S. A valuable free resource offered is the Philanthropy News Digest

The Foundation Center Cooperating Collections in Missouri
The Foundation Center collection of resources are available in libraries in St. Peters, Kirkwood, St. Louis, Springfield, Quincy, Carbondale, Joplin and Kansas City.

Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE)
Each week, CNE finds three grants that are publicly available on the web and publishes them to their list of “Featured Grants.” 

Fundsnet Services
Fundsnet Services provides a list of resources and information about grants, fundraising, philanthropy, foundations to organizations seeking funding for their philanthropic efforts and missions.

Grants Alert
Resource that researches, identifies and shares information on grants for K-12 teachers and schools. Provides up-to-date alerts on corporate, foundation, state and federal education funding opportunities.

Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workplace
This organization is a collaboration of U.S. government agencies, public health organizations and health sciences libraries that provides a list of Grants and Funding links, including foundations, national organizations, civic groups and federal agencies. Subscribe for email alerts.