Funding Opportunity Databases

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GrantForward is a search engine dedicated to helping institutions and individuals find grants to fund their research.

  • GrantForward covers more than 13,000 sponsor sources to provide a comprehensive database of more than 40,000 funding opportunities that continues to grow with the most up to date information.
  • GrantForward’s powerful search system helps to lessen the hassle of searching for grants with adaptable search filters and specialized search features.
  • GrantForward researcher profiles allow researchers to highlight their research achievements and interests to receive personalized grant recommendations for grant opportunities that match their research needs.

Create Your GrantForward Account and Researcher Profile

In order to take advantage of all the features that GrantForward offers, you need to create an account using your USU email address (

Additional Resources

Utah Planning & Funding Resources Portal

As part of the Governor's Office of Planning & Budget, Utah's Planning & Funding Resources Portal provides easy access to numerous state and federal funding opportunities related to water, roads, energy, and more in one centralized database. In addition to funding opportunities for Utah communities, the portal also provides access to:

  • State planning data
  • Plans and reports
  • General information such as planning organization links, grant writing resources, and program opportunities

This user-friendly tool will streamline your search for state and federal funding opportunities.

Foundation Directory Online Quick Start

Candid's Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is the "gold standard" for obtaining information on grantmaking by foundations. FDO Quick Start is a free version of Foundation Directory Online providing public access to essential information on over 100,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF. Search for foundations by name, EIN, location, and assets or giving range. Then search the funder’s IRS Forms 990 or 990-PF by keyword to gain an understanding of areas of funding interest.

The IRS Form 990 is the information return that US private foundations file with the Internal Revenue Service. It provides the foundation's financial data, trustee and officer names, and a list of grants awarded during the fiscal year.