Funding Opportunity Databases

The health system subscribes to two databases to help match your idea to an external sponsor’s mission and goals. These are Community of Science and InfoEd Spin. In addition, the federal government has a free database of all federal grant opportunities across all agencies. Finally, the Health System Foundation subscribes to a private database of foundations that includes searchable fields by area of interest and eligibility criteria.

i. COS Pivot

Community of Science (COS) Pivot is a database tool for connecting with collaborators and searching for appropriate funding opportunities. By filling out a profile within Pivot, an investigator or program director is able to search for people with similar interests, create standing funding opportunity searches, and save searches. Pivot is a powerful tool for search and collaboration. Please contact GMO if you have any questions about how to take advantage of Pivot.

ii. InfoEd SPIN

A straight-forward database of funding opportunities, SPIN allows keyword and due date searching for upcoming opportunities as well as browsing by new opportunities, upcoming deadlines, new sponsors, and program changes. Contact GMO if you have any questions about how to best take advantage of SPIN.

iii. Grants.gov

Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource as part of the 2002 President’s Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. It is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs. All federal grants opportunities are required by law to be posted on Grants.gov

iv. Foundation Directory Online

The Foundation Directory Online is a database created by the Foundation Center, a national nonprofit service organization, in order to help open US foundations to public view. The online database provides comprehensive information about the missions, goals, tax forms, and funding programs provided by foundations in the United States. Access to this database is limited; if you are interested in searching the database, please make an appointment through either the Grants Management Office or the Foundation Relations Office in the Health System Foundation.