Foundations

There are a number of databases and resources you can consult as you seek to identify possible funding organizations.


Foundations and Organizations

Fellowship Programs and Individual Research Grants

The foundations and organizations in this category offer research fellowships or make grants to individuals for research projects.

Program/Project Grants

These foundations and organizations fund larger program areas and mainly support projects (though some will support individual/cooperative research). Grants by these funders tend to be given not to individuals, but rather to institutions (including institutional divisions and programs) and organizations.



Fellowship Programs and Individual Research Grants

The foundations and organizations listed below offer research fellowships or make grants to individuals for research projects.

American Academy in Rome
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
American Philosophical Society
James McKeen Cattell Foundation
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation
J. Paul Getty Trust
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation
Homer Hoyt Advanced Studies Institute
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
National Humanities Center
Smithsonian Institution
Spencer Foundation
Stanford Humanities Center
John Templeton Foundation
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation



Program/Project Grants

The Annenberg Foundation
Benton Foundation
Blowitz-Ridgway Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
Ford Foundation
J. Paul Getty Trust
William Randolph Hearst Foundations
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
W. M. Keck Foundation
W. K. Kellogg Foundation
The Henry Luce Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Pew Charitable Trusts
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Spencer Foundation
John Templeton Foundation
United States - Japan Foundation
The Wallace Foundation
U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation