Grant Research at OCPL
(Foundation Center) Databases for Grants
Foundation Center resources are available to the public free of charge!
The authoritative source for information on private philanthropy in the United States for grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policy makers or anyone. Help on funding research, proposal writing, locating prospective funders, news and research on the field, and training opportunities is available. Ask staff for assistance.
Funding Information Network (Foundation Directory Online)
The Onslow County Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner with Candid (formerly known as Foundation Center). As a member of this nationwide network, we can provide free public access to Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individual as well as a core collection of Candid's publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services for grant seekers.
Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid's data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world.
Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals are for in-library use only. Grantspace may be accessed outside of the library.
Preview what you will find by viewing this webinar — Introduction to Foundation Directory Online
If you have questions or want to make an appointment, please call your local branch or Book-a-librarian.
About Foundation Directory Foundation Directory Online (In-Library Use Only)
With Foundation Directory, you can put Candid's extraordinary database and fundraising expertise to work for your organization, project, or client, while uncovering information on hundreds of thousands of U.S. foundations. It's the smartest, fastest way to win more funding.
Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to facts on grant makers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore four comprehensive databases: Grant Makers, Companies, Grants, and 990s. With geographic search tools, you can zoom in on regional and local grant makers or grants by state, county, city, metro area, congressional district, and zip code. Choose from more than 1,100 indexed search terms or keyword searches.
In the library? Click on the orange "Foundation Directory Online" box to get started.
Foundation Grants to Individuals OnlineFoundation Grants to Individuals Online (In-Library Use Only)
At the library? Click on the teal "Grants to Individuals Online" box to get started.
Nonprofit trainings at Candid Learning
Candid Learning is your single destination for trainings, resources, and learning experiences to improve the way you do your work. Register for webinars on perfecting your proposal, find self-paced e-learning on cultivating relationships with individual donors, and chat in real time with our staff about board development and emergency funds: https://learning.candid.org/
Candid Learning offers information and resources specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in securing funding and operating effective organizations.
Candid Learning is the place to explore in-depth content, engage with a community of peers and experts, and energize your fund-raising efforts. You can view video recordings of live discussions with funders, listen to podcasts featuring experts in the field, find answers to your questions in the Knowledge Base, get information about opportunities in your field of interest, and increase your expertise in fund-raising and management.
Emergency Financial Resources for Coronavirus-19 Hardships
Candid’s comprehensive list of resources for individuals and organizations seeking emergency financial resources due to coronavirus is available here.
Funds for Coronavirus Relief
Candid has compiled a list of funds specifically established in the event of coronavirus. The list focuses on funds hosted at US-based foundations that serve nonprofits, though others outside of these criteria may appear as well. See all the info. here!
Free 24-hour Pass to FDO
The Onslow County Public Library can now provide our nonprofit community a 24-hour day pass every 30 days to Candid’s Foundation Directory Online (FDO)-Essential until May 31, 2022.
How does the FDO-Essential Day Pass work?
Once you click the link below you will be asked to create an account which will be used each time you log in.
- The day pass allows you to use FDO Essential remotely for 24 hours
- There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell you how much time remains in the pass. After 24 hours, the clock will show the next date you can activate a new pass (every 30 days).
- Please contact the Information Services Librarian to request access to Foundation Directory Online Essential
Foundation Directory Online provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. Grantmakers and their funding activities. FDO Essential is the quickest, least expensive way to identify organizations that will fund your nonprofit and get in-depth profiles that help you write winning proposals.
Foundation Directory Online-Essential still provides access to:
- 103,000+ expanded Grantmaker profiles
- 300,000+ key decision makers and leaders
- Searchable 990s and 990-PDFs
- FDO Workspace
Still have questions about FDO-Essential? Check out this guide to using FDO-Essential