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Foundation Center's Funding Information Network

Starting a nonprofit organization? Learning how to write a grant proposal? Seeking more information about volunteer management? Searching for new ideas on how to find the big donors? Begin here!


Trying to search for grants from home? You can temporarily (through August 31, 2020) access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online Essential from home through the Newton Free Library with this link. The Newton Free Library can also assist you with funding searches directly. Contact us here for help: newtondatabases@minlib.net.

A comparison chart of the differences between FDO Essential and FDO Professional (what is available in the Library) can be found here


Our collection includes two databases, as well as a print collection of directories, and books on fundraising and nonprofit management. A small collection of non-circulating books is located on the second floor near our business resources.

Please note: These databases and fundraising directories are available in the library only. Databases can be accessed on library computers or your own laptop.

Training Courses

Watch recorded and live webinars from the Foundation Center on fundraising and nonprofit management (many are free). Search for Training in GrantSpace.

Live Chat/Discussion

Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy every Tuesday at Noon for a live online discussion on a variety of topics related to the nonprofit world. The Chronicle’s live discussions do not require registration. Simply go to the page linked below at noon Eastern time on the day of the scheduled discussion and click on the Chat box to participate. If you cannot participate during the live event, the full transcript will be available afterward. Transcripts of previous discussions are also listed on the site.

Live Discussions about Nonprofits, Tuesdays @ Noon EST

Foundation Center FAQs

The Foundation Center's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section provides answers to more than 125 questions about the Foundation Center, funding research and resources for nonprofits and individuals, nonprofit management, and more.

Webinars from the Foundation Center

GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.

Attend training and events, in-person and online (see right-hand column for FREE Webinars)

View video recordings of live discussions with funders

Listen to podcasts featuring experts in the field

Philanthropy News Digest

Philanthropy News Digest (PND), a daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide. See the latest articles below.

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