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Funding Information Network (Foundation Directory Online)

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The Greensboro Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner with Candid (formerly known as Foundation Center and a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center). As a member of this nationwide network, we are able to 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.

Foundation Directory Online and Grants to Individuals are for in-library use only. Grantspace may be accessed outside of the library.

If you have questions or concerns, call 336-335-5430 or e-mail.

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. At the library?  Have your library card ready and click on the orange "Foundation Directory Online" box to get started. 

 The Greensboro Public Library can now provide our nonprofit community remote access to Candid’s Foundation Directory Online (FDO)-Essential for a limited time.

Please click here to access 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 your 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

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is a database of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers. Find accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund educational support, students and graduates of specific schools, arts and cultural support, awards/prizes/grants by nomination, international applicants, employees/families of employees at specific companies, research and professional support general welfare, and special needs. At the library?  Have your library card ready and click on the teal "Grants to Individuals Online" box to get started. 

Candid grantspaceGrantSpace, a service of Candid, offers information and resources specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in securing funding and operating effective organizations. GrantSpace 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.