Search for Funding

Online Databases to Search for Funding Opportunities


The Foundation Center

Foundations On-line

California Foundations & Grants (courtesy of

Philanthropy News Digest (Federal)

State of California Grants

CSU Chancellor's Office

How to Get Grants:
  • New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding - The Chancellor's office has purchased a systemwide license for this e-book.  Use the instructions below to download your own copy.
    • 1.  Go to website at
    • 2.  Add the 2nd Edition New Faculty Guide to Competing for Research Funding - Individual Purchase (not institutional) to the shopping cart.
    • 3.  Go to the cart and check out as usual, but put in the following discount code "CALSTATE" - which will reduce the amount owed to zero.
      • a.  Payment/Step 2 - Enter Billing Address Information (name, address, city, state, zip); No credit card information is required.
    • 4.  Finish the check-out process; you will receive a link to download the book directly (pdf file).
  • Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants by PE Bourne & LM Chalupa (Courtesy of the Public Library of Science, but relevant to ALL disciplines) 
  • GrantSpace Proposal Writing tips, free webinars, sample documents, classes and more (Courtesy of the Foundation Center)
  • Books and eBooks in the Cal State East Bay Library