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Contact Information:
Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs
100 State Street
PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101 

Jonathan T. Lee
Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
T: 508-626-4697
F: 508-626-4592

Mailing Address:
100 State Street
PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701-9101

Identifying potential funders for your project is a critical step in the grant application submission process.  The goal is to find a funder whose giving interests align with the project’s goals.  The principal investigator or the project director can work independently to find funders or can collaborate with the OGSP.  The resources below will be helpful in the search for a grant funder.

Grant Databases and Other Resources

Foundation Directory Online: (password protected): Provides comprehensive information on U.S. funders and their grants.  The database lists nearly 100,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, more than 2.1 million recent grants and more than 500,000 key decision makers.
Please contact the Henry Whittemore Library at 508-626-4654 to obtain User ID and Password information.

Fundsnet Services Online: Provides grant writing and fund-raising resource information to those in need of funding for their programs and initiatives. The federal government's online application system provides a central portal where organizations and individuals can electronically find and apply for grants through the federal government. Led by the National Science Foundation (NSF), is a partnership of federal, research-oriented, grant-making agencies with a shared vision of increasing customer service to the research community and providing transparency into federal research spending and outcomes.

Governmental Sources of Support
Department of Education
Department of Health & Human Services
Department of State (Fulbright Programs)
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institutes of Health
National Science Foundation

Mass Cultural Council
Mass Department of Early Education and Care
Mass Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Mass Department of Higher Education
Mass Executive Office of Education

Examples of Private Sources of Support
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation:
Ford Foundation:
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation:
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation:

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101


Phone: 508-620-1220