Grants Planning and Development Department (GPDD) Resources | Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium

Grants Planning and Development Department (GPDD) Resources


Finding Grants

  • is an excellent resource for locating federal grant funding. The directory can be searched for opportunities by topic and federal agency. It is free to use.
  • The Rural Health Information Hub is an extremely helpful resource for locating grants targeted toward rural applicants.
  • Candid’s Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is an excellent database to search for grants from foundations; however, accessing FDO does require a paid subscription. Some libraries have subscriptions to FDO that can be accessed by the public without an individual subscription.
    • FDO Quickstart is a free alternative that provides more limited information on funders and is useful in prospecting grants, particularly when the grant seeker already has a funder in mind.
    • Candid’s Guidestar provides detailed funder profiles useful for prospecting for compatible funders, with a range of options available under both free and premium plans.
    • Candid’s Philanthropy News Digest (PND) publishes Requests for Proposals (RFP) ̶ which detail current grant opportunities for which funders are accepting applications ̶ and notices of awards as a free service for U.S. based grant-making organizations and nonprofits. Their site is searchable by subject or keyword, and is free to use. We recommend subscribing to their newsletter and/or funding alerts in order to be notified of potentially opportunities that may fit your needs.
  • First Nations Development Institute’s grantmaking program provides both financial and technical resources to tribes and Native nonprofit organizations to support asset-based development efforts. They have targeted grant opportunities throughout the year.
  • Alaska-Based Funders
    • The Denali Commission’s mission is to “partner with tribal, federal, state, and local governments and collaborate with all Alaskans to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of government services, to develop a well-trained labor force employed in a diversified and sustainable economy, and to build and ensure the operation and maintenance of Alaska’s basic infrastructure.”
    • The Rasmuson Foundation’s mission is “to promote a better life for Alaskans.” Their primary program areas of interest include arts & culture, health, social services, housing, and promotion of philanthropy. Rasmuson’s grantmaking goals are civic responsibility and individual philanthropy amongst Alaskans; economic possibilities for Alaskans; educational opportunity for Alaskans; healthy Alaska families; quality health care for Alaskans; strong leaders; vibrant arts and culture in Alaska.
    • The Alaska Community Foundation’s mission is, “Inspiring the spirit of giving and connecting people, organizations, and causes to strengthen Alaska’s communities now and forever.” ACF typically awards grants through a competitive application process or a donor’s recommendation.

Grant Writing Training

Other Grant Resources

  • Centers for Disease Control – The CDC’s evaluation framework is an excellent model to utilize in many different grant applications.
  • Rural Health Information Hub (RHI) – Not only is RHI a great place to locate grant opportunities, but it also offers grant writing resources such as Evidence-Based Toolkits for Rural Community Health (including, but not limited to, suicide prevention, telehealth, tobacco control and prevention, and oral health) and Sustainability Planning Tools.
  • W. K. Kellogg Foundation—The W.K. Kellogg foundation’s Resource Directory contains a wide range of information. If you are looking for information to aid with a specific portion of a grant application, searching the directory is worthwhile as some advice and guides for technical pieces such as logic models are available through this service.
Grants Planning and Development