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Finding Funding

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Finding Funding

Faculty and staff may search for funding opportunities directly or request assistance from the Foundation Relations office. Our team is here to assist your funding search in several ways, from providing information on requests for proposals, to customized prospect research for your project.

Our current funding search tools include:

Advancement Databases
An understanding of any past grant success (including rejected proposals) to PLU is often the first place to start. This would also include foundation contacts and any communications about proposals. Contact Foundation Relations for reports on this database.

Guidestar
This database can provide you with specific information on a funder total giving and detail about who they have funded in any given year through examination of their 990’s.

Grants.gov
Grants.gov allows users to search for information about federal, government-wide funding opportunities. Do your own search by filtering search results by grant type, program area or funding agency to find the best fit for your research.

Federal Grant Resource Links
Foundation Relations keeps an updated list of direct links to individual federal funding opportunity sites.

Request a profile

While looking at a foundation's website is helpful, it does not show their relationship with PLU or historical giving. Request a foundation's profile to get insight into our history with a foundation.

Request a profile
Request search assistance

Have an idea or project in mind but don't know who the best fit for support is? Share your research or program idea with the Foundation Relations team. We will keep an eye out for relevant opportunities.

Share your idea
Request an opportunity meeting

Do you know where you want to apply, but would like to understand more about how this all works? We can help you understand how to navigate the grants process.

Meeting request form