External Resources

Grant Seeking Resources 

Various sources of statistics, funding opportunities, and research information

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC)
The ARDC maintains statistics, reports, and data on the Arrowhead region.

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance
The online Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance provides access to a database of all Federal programs.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle is an information source for college and university faculty members and administrators.

Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
The mission of CUR is to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.

County and City Data Book
The Data Book provides U.S. Census data broken down by city and county.

Duluth News Tribune

ERIC Database (Education Resources Information Center)
ERIC provides unlimited access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials. If available, links to full text are included.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center's mission is to support and improve philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grant-seekers succeed.

This is the one-stop federal site to searchfor and apply for grant funds.

GrantsNet serves as a funding resource for training in the biomedical sciences and undergraduate science education.

GuideStar is the place to go when searching for a foundation's IRS 990 form.

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs)
Provides information on Health Professional Shortage Areas throughout the U.S.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
HHMI, a non-profit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation's largest philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S.

Minnesota KIDS COUNT Data Book Online
KIDS COUNT is a national and state-by-state effort to provide policymakers and citizens with benchmarks of child well-being.

Minnesota Planning - State Demography Center
Link from here to the data and information available from the State Demographic Center, Minnesota's link to the U.S. Census.

A career and educational resource for minority nurse professionals.

National Center for Education Statistics
NCES is the primary Federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the U.S. and other nations.

News Library
The News Library provides an archive service for many of the nation's leading newspapers, including the Duluth News Tribune, the Star Tribune, and the Pioneer Press. It offers an excellent search engine for finding archives.

Rural Health Resource Center
The Rural Health Resource Center supports locally-based health services and provides resources for rural and underserved communities.

Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative
The Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative is a catalyst for regional collaboration and an aggressive and creative force on behalf of rural communities and rural health.

Star Tribune

U.S. Census Bureau

WAIS Document Retrieval
GPO Access is a service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government.

A virtual bookshelf of statistics in academic science and engineering.

Wisconsin School Performance Report (SPR)

Federal Government

Federal Register

Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)

Learn and Serve America

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation for the Improvement of Education

National Institute on Aging

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The National Science Foundation

National Endowment for the Humanities

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

United States Department of Education

United States Department of Health and Human Services

United States Environmental Protection Agency

United States Treasury Department


State Government

Minnesota Attorney General's Office - Charities Division

Minnesota Department of Health

Minnesota Humanities Center

Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Minnesota Planning - Home Page

Minnesota State Arts Board

Minnesota State Legislature

Perpich Center for Arts Education

State of Minnesota

State of Wisconsin

Foundations and Corporations

AARP Andrus Foundation

Aetna - The Aetna Foundation

American Express Philanthropy

ARAC: Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

Arts Midwest

AT&T Foundation Guidelines

AWG Foundation (Association for Women Geoscientists)

Bank of America

Best Buy Children's Foundation

Bechtel Foundation 

Black Hills Energy

Blandin Foundation

Bradley Foundation

Otto Bremer Foundation

Bush Foundation


Carnegie Corporation of New York

Center For Retirement Research


The Coca-Cola Company

Council of Independent Colleges

Nathan Cummings Foundation

Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Deluxe Foundation

Dreyfus Foundation

DSACF: Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation


Federal Express

Fetzer Institute

Ford Foundation

The Gates Foundation

General Mills

The Grotto Foundation

Edward W. Hazen Foundation

Hartford Foundation

John A. Hartford Foundation

The Hearst Foundations

Hewlett Packard Philanthropy



Jerome Foundation

Jewish Funders Network

Johnson & Johnson

SC Johnson

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Joyce Foundation

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Keck Foundation

W.K.Kellogg Foundation

Knight Foundation

Lilly Endowment

Lindbergh Foundation

Lucent Technologies

Lumina Foundation

3M Community Giving

The MacArthur Foundation

McKnight Foundation

Medica Foundation

The Medtronic Foundation

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation


MetLife Foundation

Microsoft Community Affairs

Miller Dwan

Minneapolis Foundation

Minnesota Council on Foundations

Mott Foundation

Ms. Foundation for Women

A.J. Muste Memorial Institute

NAFSA: Association of International Educators

National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA)

NEC Foundation of America

Northland Foundation

Northwest Area Foundation  

The Pew Charitable Trusts Home Page

Pittsburgh Conference

Prudential: Prudential Foundation Grants Guidelines

Qwest Foundation

Raskob Foundation

Retirement Research Foundation

Research Corporation for Science Advancement

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Spencer Foundation

St. Paul Foundation

Target Community Giving

TCF Financial Companies

John Templeton Foundation

Toyota Travelers Foundation

United Parcel Service

US Bancorp Charitable Giving

United States Fulbright Program

United States Institute of Peace Highlights

United States Steel Foundation

Verizon Foundation

The Wallace Foundation - Grants and Programs

Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund

Wilder Foundation (Greater St. Paul area only)