For guidance on maintaining continuity of research and sponsored program activities during the COVID-19 crisis, please see ORSP’s Keep Discovering page.

Private Sources

Search Using COS

Select keywords and other search parameters on the COS Main Search page. Under Sponsor Type, select only non-governmental sources. For more on COS, see our COS page.

The Foundation Center

Many resources on this site require subscription or purchase, but there are a variety of free guides and tutorials, including a proposal writing course — see the site map for a complete picture. Other useful tools and information on the site include:

  • Find Funders ~ look up organizations by name or by 990 tax form
  • PND RFP Bulletin ~ new Requests for Proposals published by the Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest
  • Search RFPs ~ open search of Requests for Proposals in Philanthropy News Digest

NOTE: Support from private foundations for research and scholarly activities at the University of Mississippi may require the involvement of the University Foundation and/or University Relations. Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for clarification regarding any potential support from private foundations.