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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 access Candid’s (candid.org) Foundation Directory Online Essential remotely through the Newton Free Library with this link. You can receive a 24-hour pass once every 30 days. 

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 the full 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.

Training Courses

Watch recorded and live webinars from the Foundation Center on fundraising and nonprofit management (many are free). Search for training to narrow results.

FAQ about Candid

More info about Candid is here. The Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in 2019. 

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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