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Foundation Funding

Foundation Directory: A comprehensive compilation of U.S. private and public foundation funding opportunities. Cornell has an institutional subscription that you may use to create an account. The Directory provides profiles, funding opportunities, and links to foundation websites. A subscription service is available for funding opportunity updates.

Grant Forward: Compilation of federal and some state, foundation, and corporate funding opportunities. Cornell subscribes to this service which you can access here. The database is updated daily and contains funding opportunities in the life and physical sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. GrantForward has developed QuickTips, CaseStudies, and a Researcher Welcome Guide to help answer your questions about utilizing the new service. A Cornell-specific “cheat sheet” is available here.

The top funders at Cornell for competitive funding announcements are:

American Cancer Society

American Chemical Society

American Heart Association

American Kennel Club - Canine health

Gates Foundation Grand Challenges and General Grant Opportunities

Jacobs Foundation Fellowships - Child and youth development

MacArthur Foundation

Morris Animal Foundation (Grants and Veterinarians & Students) – Veterinary Medicine

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Building a culture of health

Russell Sage Foundation - Social Science research

Simons Foundation - Basic Science and Mathematics

Sloan Foundation - Research and education in STEM and economics

Spencer Foundation - Improving education around the world

Winn Foundation - Feline health

WT Grant Foundation - Improving lives of young people in the U.S.

Note: We recommend you contact your Grant and Contract Officer to let them know of your intent to apply for foundation funds and to ask them if the terms and conditions are likely to conform to Cornell's policies.