The USIG website is designed to provide information to help U.S. based grantmakers effectively fund organizations outside of the U.S. As a result, we are only able to provide grantseeker-related information that is, while helpful, somewhat limited in scope.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE USIG PROJECT IS NOT A GRANTMAKING ORGANIZATION AND DOES NOT HAVE ANY FUNDS WITH WHICH TO MAKE GRANTS.
Resources do exist to help grantseekers find funding for their projects, however. Grantseekers looking to receive grants from US foundations must meet certain legal requirements. At times, these requirements may seem somewhat intimidating. Several resources exist to help organizations and individuals seeking funding understand the process of applying for grants. One very good resource is:
The Foundation Center -- This organization seeks to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field. One of their roles is to provide education and training on the grantseeking process. The Foundation Center's Online Training Courses provide a solid grounding in the fundamentals of grantseeking.
Additionally, many foundations' websites include information on both the overall grantseeking process and the processes and procedures specific to that particular foundation.