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Grants and Funding: Search for Funding

Find links to online resources, books, and other sources of information on grants, grantwriting, and funding. Also learn about where to find support at MCW in your quest for funding

News & Announcements

New! We are pleased to announce that Pivot now includes MCW Internal Funding Opportunities, making it easier to MCW researchers to find funding from within the institution or from outside entities.  The internal funding opportunities only show up when you connect to Pivot through the MCW Libraries’ subscription.

If you are interested in advertising your department’s internal funding opportunities in Pivot, contact Nick Lim at for more information.

When applying for funding– READ THE APPLICATION CAREFULLY!

Be mindful when applying to unfamiliar grant funding sources. The Funding Agency/Company may insist that their terms and conditions apply as soon as you make the application, and they may not be prepared to negotiate terms. Also, be aware that some funding sources may not agree to keep the contents of your application confidential.

Search for Funding Opportunities in Pivot

Use the box above to search Pivot, or find links to customized searches below.


  • To view all available opportunities, select the ALL radio button.
  • Select the magnifying glass next to the title to get a quick view; select the title for full view.
  • Use the filters on the left to narrow down the search to better suit your needs. 
  • By default, results are sorted by relevance, but you can also sort by deadline, amount, title or sponsor.


FAST - Funding Alert Service Team

Work with a librarian to set up a funding search in Pivot.

Grant writing books made available by the MCW Libraries.

Search for Funding Using These Library Resources!

COS Pivot

Use Pivot to search for funding opportunities from local, state, national and global funding organizations in the private and public sectors. The database is updated weekly and you can find over 26,000 funding opportunities. Pivot covers over 200 disciplines - from the fine arts to medical research. 

Users with an MCW email address can make an account in Pivot in order to set up saved funding searches or to track funding opportunities.

Foundations in WisconsinFoundations in Wisconsin is a directory, produced by Marquette University, that covers every active, grantmaking foundation in the state of Wisconsin. Profiles of over 1,200 foundations include contact information, total assets, grants paid and areas of interest. Use this directory to identify groups that you may consider contacting for funds. Information in the directory comes from IRS 990-PF tax returns, surveyes, foundation websites, annual reports and newsletters. 

Click the "Member Login" button to start searching.

US Government Grant Listservs

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Government Funding

IRS 990 Forms

IRS Form 990 is an informational tax form that most tax-exempt organizations must file annually. The form gives information about the organization's mission, programs and finances - including grants awarded.

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