Finding Grants

Nonprofit organizations and other grantseekers in Champaign County and surrounding areas looking for funding sources now have access to a valuable collection of resources at Urbana University’s Library which is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center of New York.

Funding Information Network partners provide under-resourced and underserved populations in need of vital information and training with tools they can use to become successful grantseekers. Located throughout the country and around the world, Funding Information Network partners offer free access to the Foundation Center’s detailed information on grantmakers and applying for grants. The Center’s core collection of resources includes Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 110,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Philanthropy In/Sight, print directories, and proposal writing guides. Funding Information Network locations also hold training sessions on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.

Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore four comprehensive databases: Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s. With geographic search tools, you can zoom in on regional and local grantmakers or grants by state, county, city, metro area, congressional district and ZIP code. Choose from over 1,100 indexed search terms or do a keyword search. Interactive maps and charts show a funder's giving trends, and you can click through to see recipient lists and grant details.

Visit the library to access Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. Contact Julie McDaniel, jmcdaniel@urbana.edu or (937) 484-1337, for additional information.

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