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Yes, we list grants available to nonprofit organizations with tax-exempt status. We also list grants available to municipalities, townships, government entities, law enforcement agencies, Tribes, schools and school districts, educational institutions and IHEs, and registered charities. View grants currently accepting applications from nonprofits.

Yes, we list grants available to small businesses, which are also referred to as for-profits. A “small business”, according to the US Small Business Administration, is defined as companies that hire fewer than 500 employees. View grants currently accepting applications from small businesses.

Yes, we list grants available to individuals including: researchers, scientists, educators, teachers, students, youth, writers, filmmakers, artists, healthcare professionals, veterans, women, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and more. View grants currently accepting applications from individuals.

Yes, you can use the available recipient filters to narrow down your search. We list grants for:

Yes, our faith-based category is dedicated to grants to support churches, ministries, and religious organizations.

Yes, we list grants available for both. Click on the appropriate link below

We have a limited amount of grants available to disabled individuals. Although government grants are the most common, foundations also play a pivotal role in providing support. Click here to learn more about disability grants.

GrantWatch is a grant listing directory - we are not the funding source. Therefore, we do not approve applications, award grants, or give money.

Each grant has its own eligibility guidelines and criteria. Upgrade to a MemberPlus+ subscription to view the full grant details. If you have any particular questions regarding your eligibility you will be able to contact the grant funder directly using the information from the grant page.

To help find grants relevant to your area, you can use the available ‘Location’ filter to narrow down your search. Our directory includes grants for all 50 USA states, U.S. territories, Canadian provinces, as well as a limited international selection.

To help find grants relevant to your interests, you can use the available ‘Category’ filter to narrow down your search. There are more than 50 different categories to help focus your results. We recommend selecting one category at a time for the best results, although you can select multiple.

You can list a grant to our site by visiting our page ‘List a Grant’. Once your listing has been verified and approved by our team, it will be added to our site.

What We Do

At GrantWatch, we are the premier grant listing directory in the USA. Our biggest points of difference include:

  • Equity pricing for all, providing plans for all budget types.
  • We specialize in listing grants from foundations that aren't publicly available.
  • GrantWatch is a recognized and trusted leader in the field of grant services, awarded the highest rating by TopConsumerReviews.

Compare our other features when you view our MemberPlus+ benefits.

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We provide a service, saving you endless hours of research, time, and stress! You can search for grants on your own for free, but many organizations prefer to pay for the convenience of having them all in one place! We specialize in listing grants from foundations that aren't publicly available.

Our research team verifies and adds new grants to the website five days a week. Roughly 70% of our directory comprises of grants from private foundations, public foundations, corporations and charities. The remaining 30% of grants found are from local, state, and federal government funding sources.

We have x2 account types known as Member and MemberPlus+. See the benefits of each account type below:

There are several different options you can utilize to decide if GrantWatch is right for you:
  1. Watch our demo video to learn how to navigate our site and find grants that match your needs.
  2. Browse through the grants. Before subscribing, it’s ideal to see how many grants are available that match your interests. Without paying a penny, you can use the Search Filter and adjust your search based on your recipient type, location, grant interests, preferred funding source, and deadline date.
    While you are unable to view the full grant details of current grants, the search results will be able to give you a good indication of how many grants are currently available that match your interests.
    Additionally, by checking the “include archived” box, you will be able to view the full details of expired grants, so you can become familiar with how we display the full, comprehensive details for each grant listing. You will be able to view the eligibility requirements and RFP (application) links to past grants.
  3. Purchase a Weekly subscription for $18.00 (ensure to turn off your Auto-Renew if you do not want recurring charges)

Yes! Our Testimonials page features reviews from our customers, including success stories from real-life members that have won grants. You can also view our recent reviews on Facebook and Google.

Yes! GrantWatch has a demo video available that we recommend watching before subscribing. We also feature a series of tutorial videos that are available to help you every step of the way.

Each grant has its own application process. Some applications are simple and designed to be completed without the need for a grant writer. Typically, however, larger sum grants require a more extensive application process and you may feel more comfortable with a grant writer.

We highly recommend that you apply for your first grant on your own, especially if it is your first time. When it comes down to the basics of grant writing, it’s about:

  • setting aside the time,
  • following instructions, and
  • being able to write in a clear and understandable manner

Alternatively, if you have submitted three to five grant applications and have been unsuccessful in being awarded at least one grant, it may be time to consider hiring a professional grant writer.

We are a grant search engine and listing directory, and therefore, we do not have access to this information. Once a customer clicks on any grant of interest, they are directed to the grant funder’s site to complete and submit their application.

Not at all! Your account will give you access to our full directory which includes grants for all 50 USA states, U.S. territories, Canadian provinces, as well as an international selection. To help find grants relevant to your area, we have subsites for each location. This does not restrict you, and you will have the full utilization of GrantWatch. You do not need to purchase multiple subscriptions to access all the locations.

We are open 9am to 6pm Eastern Time, Monday to Friday with the exception of public holidays. You can reach us during these hours at (561) 249-4129 or through our online chat. Alternatively, you can email us at or complete our online contact form and we will reply as soon as possible.


There are 3 different ways to reset your password depending on your circumstance:

  1. You forgot your password. When you attempt to login, click on ‘Forgot Password’. You will have the choice of receiving your password reset either by phone or email.
  2. You know your password. You can update your password in your ‘My Account’ dashboard.
  3. The methods above did not help. If you continue to experience difficulties, you can email and we can manually reset it for you. (Watch this video demonstration)

You can update your personal preferences at any time in your'My Account' dashboard. You will have the ability to change your password, unsubscribe from our emails, and cancel your Auto-Renew payment.

For security reasons, only our support team can update the email address on file. Please email with what you'd like to change to the email address from and to. We will send back a confirmation email once this has been completed for you

Each grant will contain the direct URL link to the funder's website to apply for the grant. When you view the full grant details, scroll down the page until you see "URL for Full Text (RFP): See the full text of this grant" and click that link. (Watch this video demonstration)

Here are 5 helpful troubleshooting tips if you are unable to login to your account:

  1. Ensure you are using the correct email address (MemberPlus+ should be displayed in the top right-hand corner).
  2. Ensure your subscription is still active (view the expiration date in your ‘My Account’ dashboard).
  3. Try logging in through a different browser (Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari).
  4. Reset your password (don’t rely on auto-fill passwords).
  5. Clear the cache and cookies on your browser.

If you are still experiencing further difficulties, please email immediately.

There are 4 common reasons why you may not be able to see the full grant details:

  1. You are not a paid subscriber. As a free Member, you have limited access to GrantWatch. You will not be able to view the full grant details, nor apply for grants. You will need to upgrade to a MemberPlus+ account to have full access.
  2. Your settings need to update. If you have recently purchased a plan, you may need to log out first for your settings to update. Then, login and you should now be able to view the full grant details.
  3. Your subscription has expired. If you have a MemberPlus+ account, visit your 'My Account dashboard to check your subscription expiry date. If your plan has expired, you can renew by visiting the page ‘Pricing and Plans’.
  4. You may be using the wrong account. You may have signed up with a different email address, or you may have made a spelling error creating your account. If you still experience difficulties, please email and provide the name and phone number associated with the account so we may resolve the issue for you.

You are unable to add a secondary user to your account without purchasing a multiple-user package, however, you can share the username and password at your discretion with others.

To change or renew your subscription plan, you will need to follow these steps -

Step 1: Login to your GrantWatch account.

Step 2: Turn off your Auto-Renew.

Step 3: Visit the page ‘Pricing and Plans’.

Step 4: Choose your preferred subscription and enter your payment information, which will charge right away. If you have any current pre-existing time on your account, this time will rollover.

Our weekly grant alert email showcases 25 grants at random. These featured grants have been added within the last 7 days in your chosen state. We are unable to customize the weekly grant alert email to tailor to your recipient type or grant interests. You can change your state by customizing your geographic focus in your ‘My Account’ dashboard.

You have triggered a trust and safety alert. We have found that when the website is used for the intended purpose of GrantWatch, our subscribers do not receive this message. Please contact our office to learn more about how to set up a more focused grant search.

Our service is not accessible outside of the USA, Canada, U.S. Territories, or Israel. However, you can bypass this issue by using a VPN. Alternatively, email and we can pause your subscription until your return.

If you received an error message when you turned off your Auto-Renew, it means your subscription has already been successfully cancelled.

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GrantWatch offers four different payment tiers starting from $18.00 USD based on the length of your subscription, cancel anytime. Our pricing is the same for everyone:

Learn more about how pricing works

At GrantWatch, we believe in equity pricing for all! Our pricing is the same for everyone, regardless of if you are an individual, business, or nonprofit. Unlike our competitors, we don't charge hundreds of dollars a month. Instead, our plan options range from $18.00 - $199.00 to suit all budget types.

All prices are in U.S. dollars and we do not add on or charge sales tax.

We offer both multiple-user packages and library licenses. Multi-users will each have their own username and password. Whereas a library license is a specific URL link that will provide site-wide access to simultaneous users in the proximity of the same proxy IP address. To request a custom quote, complete this online form.

If you decide to upgrade on the same day of your purchase using the same credit card, you will be automatically refunded for your original payment. We do not prorate the difference if you decide to upgrade your subscription after this. We always recommend to trial our services by either:

  • Watching our demo video
  • Tour our archives to see how we display grants in full detail
  • Purchasing a Weekly subscription for $18.00 (ensure to turn off your Auto-Renew if you do not want recurring charges)

Yes, you have the option to pay by check.
Step 1: On the page ‘Pricing and Plans’, select the subscription of your choice.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of this page where you will see "Check Payment Form".
Step 3: You will need to fill out the required information on this page. Once this is completed, our support team will email you with further information.

If you wish to pay by check, please post to:

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Do not forget to include the account email address in the memo to activate your subscription.

Yes, we can provide your organization with an invoice. Email to start the process.

Yes, GrantWatch can process purchase orders and we can also provide a W-9 for organizations with vendor systems. Email to start the process.

All receipts are automatically sent to you via email after your payment has been processed, however, they may be directed to your junk, spam, or promotions folders. You can locate your most recent receipt in your 'My Account' dashboard on GrantWatch, where an icon will display ‘Print Receipt’. To request your prior receipt history, email (Watch this video demonstration)

We do not store your credit card details. To update your payment information, you will need to follow these steps -

Step 1: Login to your GrantWatch account.
Step 2: Turn off your Auto-Renew.
Step 3: Visit the page ‘Pricing and Plans’.
Step 4: Choose your preferred subscription and enter your new payment information, which will charge right away. If you have any current pre-existing time on your account, this time will rollover. If this is the case, you may wish to update your payment details closer to the expiry date of your current subscription.

To change or renew your subscription plan, you will need to follow these steps -

Step 1: Login to your GrantWatch account.
Step 2: Turn off your Auto-Renew.
Step 3: Visit the page ‘Pricing and Plans’.
Step 4: Choose your preferred subscription and enter your payment information, which will charge right away. If you have any current pre-existing time on your account, this time will rollover.

As part of our commitment to our Subscribers, we provide an Automatic Renewal Program as a quick and convenient way for subscribers to pay without interruption of service. By creating an account, you agree to our Terms and Conditions, including the enrollment of our Auto-Renew Program and authorize GrantWatch to charge your billing information for your continued subscription for the exact amount, until such time that you turn off or cancel the Auto-Renew program.

GrantWatch charges you upfront for the initial billing period. Your subscription is ongoing until you cancel. You will be billed at the start of each subscription period according to the plan you chose – Weekly (7 days), Monthly (30 days), Quarterly (90 days), or Annual (365 days) until you opt-out of the Auto-Renew program.

A common reason why the Auto-Renew fails may be because the expiry date on the credit card has lapsed. We would recommend updating your payment information. If you still encounter issues, please email

You can cancel your account at any time by opting out of the Auto-Renew program. To cancel your subscription:

Step 1: Login to your MemberPlus+ account.
Step 2: Visit your ‘My Account’ dashboard
Step 3: Turn your Auto-Renew toggle to the OFF position.

No further amounts will be charged and your subscription will expire at the end of your current subscription period. (Watch this video demonstration)

GrantWatch sells intangible information and provides a service. We do not bear any responsibility and therefore we do not satisfy any refund requests based on a user not finding a grant for a particular need. Refunds are not available if the service was used and grants were viewed. The initial payment cannot be refunded, even if you cancel immediately after.

The exception being Quarterly and Annual Subscribers, who are eligible for a partial refund, in which case, $45.00 will be deducted for each month the service was used, and the balance will be returned to the billing information on file.

Refunds must be requested in writing to We treat all customers equally, and do not make exceptions to this policy. (Read the full Terms and Conditions)

All GrantWatch payments are made through our online secure payment portal. Do not pay for our service outside of our website. There are many imposters online. Never send money (in any form, including pre-paid cards or gift cards) to solicitations, especially through social media. To learn more about how to spot the signs of fraud, visit the FTC website: How to avoid scam

Search Tips:

A six-digit Grant ID number is unique to all grants listed on GrantWatch. To locate a specific grant using the Grant ID number, click on the tab 'Search for a Grant' and ensure all fields are clear, including your location. Enter the Grant ID number and click 'Apply Filters'. The grant you are seeking will appear.

You can add grants of interest to your ‘My Grant Calendar’. This feature is located within your ‘My Account’ dashboard displayed in the top right-hand corner. Use this calendar to organize your grant opportunities.

We can help assist you in your grant search! Send an email to and we can help guide you in the right direction.

Yes, GrantWatch MemberPlus+ users can access the Boolean search. Our Boolean search allows users to combine keywords with the three operators — AND, NOT and OR — to produce more relevant results.

You can view your grant browsing history in ‘My Grant Views’. This feature is located within your ‘My Account’ dashboard displayed in the top right-hand corner. This tool is particularly useful if you are trying to locate a grant you have previously viewed.

You are unable to sort your search results by date at this time. However, you can use the grant deadline filters to search for grants that have deadlines within a specific timeframe. You can find this filter within the tab ‘Search for a Grant’.

Yes, GrantWatch allows you to 'Save My Grant Search Filters' so you can easily refer to previous grant and foundation results that match your criteria without the need for repetitive searches. Conducting comprehensive searches takes time and effort, and so this GrantWatch feature enables you to revisit and access your saved search filters parameters at any time.

At this time, we are unable to filter grants by specific counties or cities. This is because many grants are available State and nationwide, so it's difficult to list every county. You can filter grants by state, province, and territory. Grants that are specific to counties only, will read "in eligible regions" or "in eligible locations" within the preview paragraph.

You are unable to search results based on the grant award amount. The information for the grant award amount is disclosed at the discretion of the funding source. It is common for the grant funder to not disclose this information. It is often up to the applicant to request the required funding amount. (Learn more here)

Each funding source has its own timeline and method of disbursing grants. If the information is not listed when you view the grant listing, you can contact the funding source directly for further information. The average time is six-months.

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