Grants for Individuals

How can you tell if a grant is for a nonprofit, small busiess or individual on Well, they will all be listed as grants, but, in the titles look for the words 

for-profits, small businesses or individuals.

For example: 

Grants to USA, Canada, International Individuals and Groups for Social Justice, Environment, and Culture

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants for individuals will indicate that they are for individuals in the title. Likewise, grants for small businesses will indicate they are for small businesses or for-profits in the title.  You should also look on, the sister website to GrantWatch meant for small businesses.

Although we cater to nonprofits, we get many phone calls and chat conversations about grants for individuals. These can be individuals looking to fund technological endeavors, business startups, research or more. They are teachers, educators, artists, the disabled, single mothers, or others. If most of our grants are catered to nonprofits, where should these people look? has grants for Individuals! But just like with nonprofits, we cannot guarantee that you will find a grant on our site or that you will be awarded it, when you apply. 

Here are some grants for individuals currently listed at

Grants to USA Artists, Individuals, and Organizations to Travel Abroad for Artistic Collaboration

Deadline: 10/28/2016

Award to Recognize a USA, Canada, or International Inventor for Scientific Research that Benefits Others

Deadline: 11/01/16

Intensive Business Course and Mentoring Program for USA Veterans with Disabilities

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Agencies to Modify Homes of Individuals with Disabilities

Deadline: 09/28/16

Grants to New York Nonprofits and Governments to Repair the Homes of Financially Disadvantaged Seniors

Deadline: 09/28/16

Grants to South Ohio Nonprofits, Schools, and Individuals for Education, Financial Assistance, and Human Services

Deadline 1: 09/30/16; Deadline 2: 12/31/16

Grants to New Mexico Individuals with Illnesses for Household and Living Expenses

Deadline: Ongoing

There is one subscription price for both websites, and

While GrantWatch focuses on nonprofits and MWBEzone focusses on small business, they are still resources for individual grants. Our GrantWatch Individual and MWBEzone Individual category contain grants for research, teaching, community improvement and more. 

You can also crowdfund your individual need if you have alot of followers on social media. Go to Uhelpfund and click Create a Campaign. If you don't already know, crowdfunding is like fundraising online. With the proper amount of work put into it, you could have a successful campaign!