Answered By: Rob Bruno
Last Updated: Dec 13, 2018     Views: 117

Two departments at the Icahn School of Medicine can help you obtain grants and funding for your research:

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online is a research tool that you can use to find the grantmakers most likely to fund your projects. This tool includes grantmaker information and funding history.

While the Levy Library does not subscribe to the full version of Foundation Directory Online (FDO), you can search a free basic version called FDO Quick Start. This will give you the ability to search Foundation 990-PFs by keyword and browse over 100,000 foundation profiles free of charge.  

If you want to search the full version of Foundation Directory Online, you can either visit the Foundation Center (they have a location in every borough in NYC) or purchase a personal subscription. Foundation Center locator can help you find a library near you that offers free access to the full version of Foundation Directory Online.

Other Foundation Center Resources

  • Philanthropy News Digest (published by the Foundation Center) posts freely available foundation RFPs, you can limit by subject and search by keyword. There are subject categories for medical research, sci-tech, and mental health, among others.
  • Foundation Center FAQs are very thorough and provide information about obtaining funding, proposal writing, and related fundraising topics.
  • Foundation Center Ask Us: chat with a Foundation Center librarian for further assistance.