Non-Profit Resource Center

Non-Profit Resource Center

Foundation Directory Online by Candid

The Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC) is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. As a network partner, the NRC provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising, proposal writing, and nonprofit management, as well as the Foundation Center’s electronic databases.  These databases FDO Professional and FDO Grants to Individuals are available only for use at Grundy Library either through our computers or by accessing through our public wifi. 

Resources @ Grundy Library

The Nonprofit Resource Center contains print resources covering a variety of topics, including:

  • Proposal Writing 
  • Nonprofit Law and Governance
  • Starting a Nonprofit
  • Fundraising and Prospect Research
  • Funding for Education

Library Use Only

Search 2 million+ nonprofits through GuideStar’s intuitive search functionality. Target organizations that matter to you based on geography, organizational structure or staff size, or their financial metrics. GuideStar Charity Check included provides the easiest due diligence available. You can determine the charitable status of a nonprofit with just one click.

  • Search and view the organization’s full address and contact information
  • View/download Forms 990 and, revenue and expense data
  • CEO, Board Chair, and Board of Directors information
  • Research outstanding partnership opportunities
  • Targeting capabilities including geographic, stakeholder roles, and financial
  • See a sample of comprehensive nonprofit profiles

Candid’s Foundation Directory delivers quality funding prospects. Use their simple global search to find grantmakers that fund nonprofits like yours. Foundation Directory helps nonprofits find funding faster.

  • Build robust prospect lists from 298,000+ grantmakers
  • Know which funders are more likely to provide support
  • Connect with key decision makers through the LinkedIn integration
  • Find collaboration opportunities and join forces with other nonprofits
  • Includes Grants to Individuals


Introduction to Finding Grants

Is your nonprofit organization looking for grants?

Come to the Grundy Library and learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the premier grantseeking database. FDO provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Learn how to create customized searches to develop targeted lists of foundations that will match your organization’s funding needs.

For dates and registration information, please see Events & Classes

Special Events

The Grundy Library hosts special events for nonprofits and grantseekers throughout the year. For a list of upcoming events, please see Events & Classes.


Resources for Nonprofits include sample documents, free webinars, and more.

Common Grant Application

Nonprofits and individuals can register for a free account to apply for grants and scholarships.

Learning by Candid

Learning by Candid, published by Candid, provides an extensive collection of online classes, ebooks, sample proposals, and so much more.

Here you will learn about the importance of volunteer work, how to find volunteer opportunities, and how to transition from volunteering to a career in a nonprofit.

Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) 

Serves and advances the charitable non-profit sector through leadership training, advocacy, education, and consulting services.

Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia  

A regional resource for networking, news, and information on grant-making and philanthropy in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Productive Fundraising

Created by PA local Chad Barger, this site offers tips, consulting, and free webinars.

No appointment is necessary to use the NRC and professional staff is available during library hours to assist with the use of these resources.

For more information about the NRC, please contact the Grundy Library Service Desk at 215-788-7891 ext. 6

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center by Candid