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For Grantseekers

Northern California Grantmakers is a membership association of foundations and other philanthropy partners. We do not make grants.

To research funding opportunities and organizational assistance we recommend the following:

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants.  Their research, education, and training programs advance philanthropy for both individual grantseekers and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations. is the source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants, with over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies.


GuideStar's mission is to improve philanthropy and nonprofit practice with information. GuideStar's database includes information on all tax-exempt nonprofits registered with the IRS.


The California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits) is a statewide membership organization that brings nonprofits together to advocate for the communities they serve.

Network for Good

Network for Good brings together donors, volunteers and charities online to accomplish good.