Get Started on Your Nonprofit
This month, we'd like to share some information about two databases that are available at the Palm Beach County Library. The first, The Foundation Center's Foundation Directory Online Pro, is available at the Main Library, Jupiter Branch and Belle Glade Branch, and includes information about U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. The data is updated weekly and has information on over 120,000 grantmakers, over three million recent grants awarded, and over one million IRS 990's that are fully keyword-searchable. The Foundation Directory Online is a key tool for finding funding for nonprofit organizations. Using one database, users can search by area of interest, geographic focus, or another of 54 different search fields. They can email, print and save records and export lists of up to 100 search results at a time into a spreadsheet with a single click.
At all library branches you can access the Foundation Center's Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. This product has been developed for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers, and includes almost 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that offer financial support to individuals. You'll find information on grantmakers that fund in the areas of educational support (scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships), arts and cultural support, research and professional support, and general welfare.
The Palm Beach County Library System is part of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, so in addition to the databases, we have all print materials included in their "core collection." For more information and to find more nonprofit funding resources, check out the Nonprofit Research page on our website. You'll also find a link to an Ask Us! page on the Foundation Center website where library users can either chat live or submit email questions to Foundation Center staff.