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The Center for Effective Philanthropy

In the midst of growing inequity, poverty, corporate crime, terrorism and uncertainty, there is hope. Philanthropy can be an important ally in bringing about a more just world.


This grant provides economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.


The Disaster Relief Fund is made possible through gifts, grants and sponsorship. We strive to provide effective humanitarian assistance for all of our appeals.


GDIG works with different organizations to provide grants for not-for-profit organizations. Find out if you meet the requirements to apply.


GDIG works with different organizations to provide grants for Small Businesses. Find out if you meet the requirements to apply.

Funding Priorities

  • GDIG prioritizes funding for marginalized communities
  • Groups with limited access to resources and donor support

Check Your Eligibility

Wondering who comes up with the eligibility?

  1. Registering to apply through
  2. Understanding legal eligibility per the funding opportunity

Here’s a link to the  Grant Eligibility section . For the full legal eligibility requirements, you need to carefully read the Application Instructions that are attached to every funding opportunity in The awarding agencies define eligibility in those instructions, and they may also summarize the eligibility in the Synopsis Details section.

If you don’t double check that you are eligible in the Application Instructions, you could waste a lot of time completing the application process for a grant you cannot legally receive, regardless of how well you write your application.

Grant Programs

Non-Federal Entity Grants, Funding & Benefit Programs

There are a large number of nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses that also provide grants or other types of funding assistance.

Note: The information below is not exhaustive, and is not affiliated with, nor endorsing, any of these resources. They are provided as a convenience to prospective grant applicants.

The Fundraising Center: This organization collects information on all nonprofits around the world and makes it available to the public. You can use basic aspects of their database for free; all you have to do is register. (To dive deeper, you’ll have to pay a fee.) Because foundations are nonprofit organizations, when you search the Grant Professionals database for nonprofits by zip code, they’ll show up along with your colleague nonprofits. This is a free and easy way to identify foundations within a specific geographic area.

Council of Foundation Center: This organization maintains a continuously updated database of information on private grantmakers. You can access it through a paid subscription to Grant Domain or as a benefit of membership in The Center Alumni Program. This user-friendly database includes only funders that have staff and who accept proposals, or who occasionally issue calls for applications.

State and regional directories can also be found with some research. Try using the Community Foundation Locator to find a grant-making foundation in your region. You may also use your preferred web search engine to find your state’s grant or foundation directory. Local libraries may have access to subscription-based search engines or the Foundation Center Cooperating Collections, so visit your library to work with them for assistance.Non