Nonprofit Grant Research

We offer free access to the grants database Foundation Directory Online (FDO) to help you identify potential funders and grant opportunities. Search this extensive database of nonprofit grant records to locate prospective funders. Gain a deep understanding of a grantmaker’s funding interests, motivations, and grant sizes in order to identify the best matched funders to approach. Learn more about FDO below:

Features of FDO   

FDO is accessible on any public internet computer at all locations of The Library.

Find a Library Location  

If you would like grant research assistance, our librarians are available to help you by virtual appointment.

To make a nonprofit grant research appointment, select any available option on the following page titled “Business Appointments”:

Make an Appointment

Planning and Proposal Research

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

Explore Business Research Tools

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.

Explore Nonprofit Planning and Proposal Research

Expert Support

We partner with experts to offer free workshops on topics relating to business and nonprofits. View our calendar for upcoming programs:

Explore Business & Nonprofit Events

When you need additional mentoring and support, we can connect you to organizations that help nonprofits in various ways, locally and online. The following list includes some of our favorites:

Nonprofit Support Organizations

Nonprofit Guides

To help you grow your nonprofit skills and expertise, librarians have created lists of resources on popular nonprofit topics: