Foundation Directory Online

Patrons now have access to Foundation Directory Online! Please note, this database can only be accessed in the library.

Foundation Directory Online helps grant-seekers find the right match for their organization’s mission. Get access to more than 140,000 expanded profiles on foundations and corporate donors, information on more than 7 million grants, and more than half a million key decision makers and leaders. Here is a recent review of the database by one of our patrons:

“Foundation Directory Online was highly recommended by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as an excellent resource for researching grant funding, and I am so grateful that GPL purchased a subscription for use by library patrons.  As co-chair of development for an area arts organization, I have spent many hours trying to track down funding online.  This resource, however, puts a lot of information at your fingertips without having to chase it down online.  So far, I have only spent about two hours with the database; however, by inputting the type of organization and geographic area, I was able to pull up granting organizations that had provided funds (large and small) for groups in the area similar to ours.  Then I was able to track back to the organization to discover their giving preferences, requirements, and contact information.  Unearthing foundations that provided neither website nor email address but rather a mailing address was of particular interest, as this information may not have been readily available online.  I highly recommend the use of this resource by local non-profits of all kinds, not just arts organizations, and I trust that it will yield positive rewards for those willing to take the time to check it out!” – Patty C.