Using the Custom Search
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GetEdFunding does not provide either of these services. We provide a free, fresh database of funding opportunities to assist you in your search for the funding that suits your needs, but we are not grant writers.
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Using the Custom Search
Simply select your state from the State dropdown menu. This will show you grants for which your state is eligible, including National grants.
Under Institution Eligibility, select “Private”.
Under Institution Eligibility, select either “Public” if you are a public institution of higher education or “Private” if you are a private institution of higher education. If you are seeking funding for higher education students, select “Higher Ed” under Grade Level. If you are employed at an institution of higher education and seeking an individual award, select “Adult” under Grade Level.
The type of library for which you seek funding will determine what selections you will need to make in the Custom Search. If you are looking for public library funding, select “Other” under Institution Eligibility. If you are looking for public school library funding, select “Public” under Institution Eligibility. If you are looking for private school library funding, select “Private” under Institution Eligibility.
To find individual awards, select “Adult” under Grade Level. Do not search by the grade level the educator serves. Teachers in high schools, for example, will still fall under the “Adult” selection, not under “9–12”.
To make the most of your search for individual awards, we suggest you pair the “Adult” selection with the “Professional Development” or “Scholarships/Fellowships” Focus.
GetEdFunding is dedicated to helping educators and institutions find funding. We generally do not feature student scholarships in our database, unless they benefit an educator or educational institution.
We do have scholarships and fellowships for educators wishing to continue their education. These can be found by selecting “Adult” under Grade Level and either “Professional Development” or “Scholarships/Fellowships” under Focus.
We also feature grants for organizations and schools to give students scholarships. These can be found by selecting the grade level of the student(s) and "Scholarships/Fellowships" under Focus.
Avoid multiple selections within the same category. Instead, try selecting only one or two items in each category.