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Grants and Funding


Welcome to the Grants and Funding Guide

This guide was created to help faculty, students, and staff find their way through the grant seeking process.  Included are links to helpful databases, books, and websites. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at

University of Toronto Funding and Grants

North American Funding and Grants Resources

International Funding and Grants

The European Foundation Centre

The European Foundation Centre, founded in 1989, is an international membership association representing public-benefit foundations and corporate funders active in philanthropy in Europe, and beyond. The Centre develops and pursues activities in line with its four key objectives: creating an enabling legal and fiscal environment; documenting the foundation landscape; building the capacity of foundation professionals; and promoting collaboration, both among foundations and between foundations and other actors. Emphasising transparency and best practice, all members sign up to and uphold the European Foundation Centre Principles of Good Practice

China Foundation Center

China Foundation Center is a China public charity equivalent to non-profit organization described in Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or (a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 in US. It is the world's leading source of China foundation information for shareholders in social sector. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in media, corporate responsibility, research institute, foundations, government, and donors, powered by the world's most comprehensive Chinese foundation database.

Reccommended Library Resources

Other Sources of Funding

These other funding sources have their own requirements and deadlines.  Please keep this in mind when applying for this funding.

How to Find Other Funding and Grants

Most colleges and universities have a financial aid office. An advisor from this office can help direct you to funding options. For more infrormation see Financial Aid University of Toronto or the University Registrar's Office


This guide is currently maintained by Christina Santolin. Please send any suggestions, comments, and reports of broken links to

  • Fall 2023 update: Samantha Zani, TALint student