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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.   

Covid-19 Update

Trying to search for grants from home? You can access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online through Grundy Library with this link: Foundation Directory Essential. Grundy Library can also assist you with funding searches directly. Contact us here for help: info@grundylibrary.org.  FDO Essential is available online through December 31, 2021.  

FDO Essentials- Click and enter your Bucks County Library Card information to access.  Don't have a Bucks County Card- Click here to apply!

 

Resources

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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

Online Databases 

Library Use Only  

Provides the most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their activities. Includes:

  • Detailed records of over 140,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities

  • Over 3.8 million recent grant records

  • More than 500,000 key decision makers and leaders — board members, trustees, and donor names — fully indexed

  • Over 1 million IRS 990s - fully keyword-searchable

An online database containing detailed records of nearly 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

 

Use from Anywhere with Bucks County Library Card

 

Foundation Directory Online: Essentials

This version of FDO is available online through 2021.  Access information on donors and 990 forms.  

Gale Business: Plan Builder

Offers an engaging, step-by-step guided experience complete with the information and tools needed to move through the entire five essential steps of business planning.

Lynda.com from Linkedin

Access to a library of over 14,000 courses.

Gale LegalForms

Take the law into your own hands and create accurate, reliable legal documents with no hassle with Gale LegalForms. It offers Pennsylvania-specific “attorney forms” – officially approved forms actually used by law firms. 

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Events

Introduction to Finding Grants- taught 2-3 times a year

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.

 

Web Links

Foundation Center

The Foundation Center by Candid's official website offers a wealth of information & training opportunities.

Learning by Candid

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

LearnHowToBecome.org

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.

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

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

A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center by Candid.

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