Nonprofit Grant Research

We offer free access to the grants database Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to help you identify potential funders and grant opportunities. Our librarians are available to help with grant research by email or appointment.

Foundation Directory Online – Essential: With your Library card, search across most FDO grantmaker records.

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Foundation Directory Online – Professional: With librarian assistance, search across all grantmaker, recipient, and grant records.

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Planning and Proposal Research

For nonprofit or social enterprise business planning, our Library to Business program gives you free access to valuable research and databases that provide information about competitors, market trends and more.

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Need to locate data and research to help you make your case? Through library databases and other free resources, our expert librarians will help gather information that will help you write a compelling grant proposal. Here is a list of some of the resources that can be helpful for nonprofit research.

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Expert Support

We offer free resources for developing nonprofit and grantwriting skills. We also partner with experts to offer free workshops on topics relating to business and nonprofits.

When you need additional mentoring and support, we can help connect you to many organizations that offer free and low cost technical assistance and educational resources, locally and online.

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