Directory of Australian Foundations
Philanthropy Australia is a membership organization but also provides information and workshops to grantseekers. In addition, they have a link on their website “Community Foundations Gateway.” This website is especially useful for Australian aboriginal communities.
Foundation Center Directory Online
Foundation Center Directory has a monthly subscription cost but it is well worth the investment to access U.S. funders that would be interested in your projects and organizations. You can search the databank either by topic of by funder name.
Charities Direct, based in the United Kingdom, provides information on various types of charities and consultant information. For more information contact them on their website
International Funders for Indigenous Peoples
IFIP is a network of grantmakers who support Indigenous peoples, not a funding group. IFIP’s goal is to foster greater foundation commitment and more effective grantmaking for Indigenous peoples by improving networking opportunities, and promoting linkages among new and experienced donors.
International Human Rights Funders Group
The IHRFG, an association of human rights grantmakers, does not provide direct funding but on their website they have a funders directory link. Good funder resource for grantseekers.
Grant Station is U.S. based membership online business providing up-to- date U.S. grant announcements. Many of these grantmakers also provide international funding. The annual membership fee provides grant announcements, information on foundations, and tips and tools on good grant proposals. In addition, check out the free Newsletter.
Forest People Programme
The Forest Peoples Programme supports forest peoples’ rights to determine their own futures, to control the use of their lands and to carry out sustainable use of their resources. Notable features include Urgent action requests, funding links, numerous publications and much more.
Directory of funders for African Projects
The Grantsmanship Center
Since 1972, The Grantmanship Center has focused on training and funding information. In addition to its free online magazine and nonprofit resource section, the center also produces a wide range of low-cost publications and holds training workshops in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.
Both ENDS Organization
The Both ENDS (Environment and Development Service) Organization provides an overview and listing of agencies that fund forests worldwide.
Asia-Pacific Philanthropy Consortium (APPC)
APPC acts as an information clearinghouse for the nonprofit sector in the Asia-Pacific region. This site promotes philanthropic activities while simultaneously offering resources for building and developing nonprofit, citizen-based organizations and programs. Notable features: the APPC’s online foundation index and resource database.
The Charities Aid Foundation
The Charities Aid Foundation provides information and financial resources for NGOs. This extensive website features research, news, reviews, links, and debates on grants, volunteers, investment management, and new sources of borrowing. Notable features: a useful directory of policymakers.
Fundsnet Online Services
Directories for general fundraising ideas, grantwriting, corporate philanthropy, international grants, and technological donations. Notable features: the Nonprofit Forum where one can exchange ideas, post questions, and participate in live chat with counterparts, and the “Mega-Index” of 900 links to philanthropic UK Fundraising. The Grants and Funding directory includes links to information, sources of grants and other funding in Australia, Europe, and the United States.
The National Endowment for Democracy
The National Endowment for Democracy offers a comprehensive online directory of organizations that provide field-specific funding, e.g., education, media and communications, civil society, science and medicine, arts and culture, economic restructuring, and legal reform.
Synergos Learning Library
The Synergos Institute’s efforts to strengthen the institutional and financial capacity of grantmaking foundations and other private social investment organizations to support local efforts to reduce poverty, increase equity and advance social justice.
The European Foundation Center (EFC)
This directory provides links to a large number of European grantmaking foundations and corporations.
Council on Foundations (COF)
The Council on Foundations is a membership organization of more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations and giving programs worldwide. They provide a directory to help grantseekers.
Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support (WINGS)
WINGS is a global network of around 100 membership associations and support organizations for grantmakers. Neither WINGS nor their network members are grantmakers themselves but their website information could help you find out more about grantmakers in different countries and regions.