California Grant Resources

Please find resources specific to the State of California.

State of California

Please find resources for grants and programs in agriculture, business, community development, cultural affairs, education, environmental quality, health, law, natural resources, and transportation.

California Workforce Investment Board
This government body was created in 1998 to oversee and guarantee compliance with the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) passed in the same year. This website also includes a list of existing funding opportunities.

California Department of Education

Information about applications, proposals, and other data are updated daily. You can search available funding by fiscal year, type, topic, keyword(s), or any combination.

Cal Grants

If you are a California graduating high school senior or recent graduate, or just got your GED, and meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements you may qualify for a Cal Grant for college or career or technical school.

California Agency List of Requests for Proposals (RFP)
California State University at Northridge has compiled a webpage that leads to each California agency or department webpage listing active RFPs for all grant programs.

Top California Private Foundations
The foundations below are consistently among the top givers in California. Please note, that each foundation has different needs. Some will only fund in a certain geographical region or a specific area.

California Grants Watch

This website has comprehensive grants information about current federal, state, city, local, foundation and corporate grants. You can create a free account to view their archives to get an idea of what type of grants have been awarded in the past.

Grant Resources by State (Grantsmanship Center)
Click on state map to find links to information about a state’s foundations, community foundations, corporate giving programs and the state’s home page.