Community Funds

Many schools use school or district prevention, school safety, character education, or discretionary funds to purchase our programs. Community funding sources such as the following may also be good options:

  • County government discretionary funds
  • Governors’ special council funds for child abuse prevention
  • Mental health funds
  • School enhancement dollars
  • Mayors’ offices—municipal government
  • Banking institutions, including credit unions
  • Police departments and other crime prevention associations/organizations
  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Libraries
  • Community foundations
  • Neighborhood Watch groups
  • Parent-teacher organizations/associations
  • Faith-based institutions
  • Private foundations (particularly those with a geographic focus)
  • Corporations or businesses at the local or corporate level
  • Service organizations

See the right column of this page for links to online databases of federal and private grants.

Grant Databases (Federal)

Find formula and discretionary grant opportunities from 26 federal agencies at

Forecast of Funding (Federal)

Forecast of Funding lists programs and competitions to which the Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications.

Fundsnet Services (Private)

The Fundsnet website is a database of private funding by state.

“The Lists”

“The lists” include programs endorsed by government and nongovernment organizations. Some districts and funders will only fund programs on these lists. Read more.