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Introduction to Finding Funders

Is your nonprofit organization looking for funds?

Come to the Grundy Library and learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the premier grantseeking database. FDO provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization's funding needs.

For dates and registration information, please see Events & Classes

Special Events

The Grundy Library hosts special events for nonprofits and grantseekers throughout the year. For a list of upcoming events, please see Events & Classes

 

Resources

Print

The Nonprofit Resource Center contains print resources covering a variety of topics, including:

  • Proposal Writing 
  • Nonprofit Law and Governance
  • Starting a Nonprofit
  • Fundraising and Prospect Research
  • Funding for Education

To browse a current list of the Library's print materials, go to Nonprofit Resource Center materials.

Online Databases (in-library use only)

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their activities. Includes:

  • Detailed records of over 108,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities
  • Over 3 million recent grant records
  • Over half a million trustee, officer, and donor names - fully indexed
  • Over 1 million IRS 990s - fully keyword-searchable
  • 54 search fields, including keyword search

Download a copy of "Tips for Searching Foundation Directory Online Professional"

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

An online database containing detailed records of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Philanthropy In/Sight

Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool that combines the Foundation Center's data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, you can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships, areas where philanthropy has made an impact, and areas where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

 

Web Links

Foundation Center

The Foundation Center's official website offers a wealth of information & training opportunities.

GrantSpace

GrantSpace, published by the Foundation Center, provides an extensive collection of online classes. 

Delicious

Please see our collection of bookmarks at Delicious to view a list of recommended websites.

 

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.

 

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