Directory of Nonprofit Web Links
This directory presents selected online resources
for Hispanics interested in developing a nonprofit
Agriculture Department Office of Community
The OCD provides support for development programs
of the Rural Development mission area within the
USDA, including rural Empowerment Zone communities.
Site includes links to funding sources for rural
areas and notices of funding availability.
Building Communities Together Federal Program
Online version of a 131-page book outlining federal
grant programs according to need: housing, health,
business assistance, public safety, etc. This
is a PDF file, meaning you will need Acrobat
Reader or a similar program to download and
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Searchable, full-text listing of all federal funding
opportunities. Listings cite authorizing legislation,
agency charged with implementation, and specifications
for funding. Site organized by the General Services
Corporation for National Service
The Corporation for National Service has three
programs. AmeriCorps, a sort of domestic Peace
Corps, helps students pay for college while tackling
social problems. Learn & Serve supports projects
to teach the value of community service in schools.
Senior Corps works to utilize the talents of the
elderly in community service.
Education Department Programs
The Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs
and Resources is a reference for information
about programs and resources administered by the
Department of Education. It covers financial assistance
offered to state and local education agencies,
institutions of higher education, post-secondary
vocational institutions, public and private nonprofit
organizations, and individuals.
The Federal Register is the official publication
for government purchases, sales, and grant actions.
The online version of the Federal Register allows
searches by date and keyword. Results can be downloaded
in text, PDF, or summary formats.
Sponsored by the Department of Health & Human
Services, GrantsNet is a tool for finding and
exchanging information about selected Federal
grant programs. It includes online access to the
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance but also
details the administration of grants and the application
process. A "Who’s Who in Federal Grant Management"
provides contact information. The site emphasizes
Housing & Urban Development’s Communities
This site functions as a guide for grass-roots
organizers trying to put together neighborhood
groups. It features extensive sections on becoming
a community organizer, homeowner associations,
think tanks, Empowerment Zones and job creation,
environmental issues, and volunteer programs.
Justice Department Programs
Outreach programs under the auspices of Justice
Department include training and technical assistance,
community-oriented policing services, crime prevention,
and community revitalization.
Designed by a White House task force, Nonprofit
Gateway functions as an Internet clearinghouse
and search engine for federal grant opportunities.
Explore grant programs by agency or keyword.
Corporate Funding Sites
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
"The newspaper of the nonprofit world"
has a Web site rich in advice and news. An extensive
job market for organization professionals, it
also has a searchable database of funding sources.
A technology page features articles from the print
Chronicle on how nonprofits utilize the
Created to provide access to information and ideas
covering all aspects of neighborhood revitalization,
this network includes links to numerous agencies
working on community development issues.
Community Resource Institute
Site hosts links to funding sources, based on
type of grant-giving: educational, cultural, health,
economic development, environmental, etc.
The Foundation Center
This organization offers training programs and
publications to the nonprofit industry, including
classes on how to find money online. Grant-seekers
can gain new perspectives on the fund-raising
process by visiting a special section of the Web
site devoted to grant-makers. It also has research
on trends and developments in funding.
Sponsored by the Society of Research Administrators,
this site contains a large number of links to
federal funding sources. Especially good for biotechnology
and medical grants. Site includes a sizable list
of links to corporate foundations.
Internet Nonprofit Center
This site features a search engine to locate nonprofit
groups across the nation. Tax issues, board selection,
and other management concerns for nonprofit executives
anchor the site.
Hispanic Organization Sites
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Fellowship programs, scholarships, and events.
A directory of Hispanic members of Congress allows
users to visit legislators’ Web sites.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
HACU is a national association of higher education
institutions that collectively enroll two-thirds
of all Hispanics in higher education. In addition
to sponsoring various programs to enhance Hispanics’
educational opportunities, HACU works to build
resources of HACU member institutions and to facilitate
access to grants and other financial resources.
Its Web site includes information on student internship
programs and links to other Hispanic-related organizations.
League of United Latin American Citizens
A national advocacy group, LULAC works in the
areas of civil rights, education, economic development,
housing, and health care. The organization builds
on councils (currently more than 500) that advocate
on a local level.
National Association of Latino Elected &
Good resource for community groups eager to connect
with local or state Hispanic officials. The site
includes information about internships and leadership
National Council of La Raza
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) provides
organizational and resource-development assistance
to support and strengthen Hispanic community-based
organizations. The Web site has information about
programs and research publications as well as
United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
National organization for trade and economic development
issues. It advocates the interests of nearly 250
local Hispanic chambers of commerce to federal
government officials and Corporate America.