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Foundation Center

Foundation Center logoWe are a Foundation Center Funding Information Network location.

Individual and nonprofit grant-seekers can use our Foundation Center collection to research funding opportunities from foundations and corporations.

Online Resources

Our Foundation Center databases help you find funding opportunities with detailed profiles of active U.S. foundations and recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders.

These databases are available for use in the library. Bring your laptop or use our public computers to access them. Visit the second floor Reference Desk if you need help getting started.

  • Foundation Directory Online ProfessionalFoundation Directory Online helps grantseekers find the right match for their organization’s mission. Get access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants and more than half a million key decision makers. Directory is updated weekly. Go get funded.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals OnlineFoundation Grants to Individuals Online is a directory of nearly 10,000 grant makers that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals for educational, cultural, professional, and general support. Get information on application requirements, giving programs and limitations, financial data, and much more.
  • Foundation Maps ProfessionalFoundation Maps is the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.


Our Foundation Center print collection consists of reference titles available for use in the library.

In addition, our nonfiction collection contains books about topics such as grantseeking, fundraising and management. Below is a selection of these titles.

Bronfman, Charles The art of giving: where the soul meets a business plan
Connors, Bill Fundraising with The Raiser’s Edge:
Crutchfield, Leslie R. Forces for good
Drucker, Peter F. The five most important questions you will ever ask about your organization
Durham, Sarah Brandraising: how nonprofits raise visibility and money through smart commmunications
Faruqi, Saadia Best practices in grant seeking: The ask how to ask for support for your nonprofit cause, crative project, or business venture
Geever, Jane C. The Foundation Center’s guide to proposal writing
Hopkins, Bruce R. Starting and managing a nonprofit organization
Mansfield, Heather Social media for social good: a how-to guide fo rnon-profits
Pallotta, Dan Uncharitable: how restraints on nonprofits undermine their potential
Patterson, Sally J. Strategic communications for nonprofit organizations[electronic resource]: seven steps to creating a successful plan
Smith, Nancy Burke The everything grant writing book
Funding education beyond high school
Nonprofit meetings, minutes & records
Scholarships, grants & prizes
Start your own grant-writing business: your step-by step guide to success
Starting & building a nonprofit: a practical guide