Link to the foundation search tools, and list of the main foundation funding agencies for Cornell.
Contact your Grant and Contract Officer to let them know you intend to apply for foundation funds and ask them if the terms and conditions conform to Cornell's policies.
Foundation Search Tools
Foundation Directory: A comprehensive compilation of U.S. private and public foundation funding opportunities. The Directory provides profiles, funding opportunities, and links to foundation websites.
- A subscription service is available for funding opportunity updates.
- Cornell has an institutional subscription you can use to create an account.
Grant Forward: Federal and some state, foundation, and corporate funding opportunities..
- Cornell subscribes to GrantForward. You can create an institutional account at no fee.
- Updated daily.
- Life and physical sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
- See QuickTips and CaseStudies, and a Researcher Welcome Guide.
If you're on Cornell's network, the system identifies you automatically. If searching from home, use your Cornell email address.
Top Foundation Funder Agencies at Cornell
- American Cancer Society
- American Chemical Society
- American Heart Association
- American Kennel Club - Canine health
- Gates Foundation Grand Challenges and General Grant Opportunities
- Jacobs Foundation Fellowships - Child and youth development
- MacArthur Foundation
- Morris Animal Foundation (Grants and Veterinarians & Students) – Veterinary Medicine
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Building a culture of health
- Russell Sage Foundation - Social Science research
- Simons Foundation - Basic Science and Mathematics
- Sloan Foundation - Research and education in STEM and economics
- Spencer Foundation - Improving education around the world
- Winn Foundation - Feline health
- WT Grant Foundation - Improving lives of young people in the U.S.