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Available from any computer with Internet access.
Available from any computer with a library card.
Available from any computer with a library card, provided by NC LIVE.
Available from any computer within a library building.
Foundation Directory Online Access at North Carolina Collection Only
The Foundation Center’s database is one of the primary resources for grant seekers. The database can be searched by specific fields, or can simply be browsed. It is geared to grant seekers who are affiliated with non-profit entities. It is not set up to assist individuals seeking grant funding for personal projects.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Access at North Carolina Collection Only
Similar to the Foundation Directory Online, this database is devoted exclusively to foundations that fund individuals (who may or may not be affiliated with non-profit entities). It is a rich source of information on scholarships, fellowships, grants and awards available to individuals seeking grant funding for personal projects.
Formerly the National Center for Nonprofit Boards, this site offers information for nonprofit board members.
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Biweekly newspaper that covers philanthropy. Recent news articles are available and some past issues. They are organized by subject area and also includes conference, job and grant deadline listings.
Council on Foundations
A nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Site includes Foundation News and Commentary and foundation web sites.
Energize Inc for Volunteer Coordinators
Resources for leaders of volunteers. Provides guidance on volunteer management, with helpful tips and information on key conferences and events.
DCL is a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection. Clearinghouse for nonprofit information, including links to grant maker home pages, listing of Foundation Center cooperating collections by state, a proposal writing short course, and a searchable bibliography on nonprofit resources. Also provides lists of the top foundations by asset size and total grants (updated annually).
Gifts in Kind
Resource that matches businesses that want to donate surplus inventory and equipment with nonprofits who are looking for this material.
Guidestar–Guide to Charities and Nonprofits
Provides addresses and financial information on over 620,000 charities. Also makes 990 forms available. Site includes a FAQ on what to do if a charity won’t give you its tax returns.
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance
From the Better Business Bureau. Before donating to a national charity, visit this site to learn how the group is organized and what percentage of funds actually go to the course. Site also has a “Wise Giving” guide and “Tips on Charitable Giving” guide.
North Carolina Center for Nonprofits
The NC Center for nonprofits is “a statewide network for board and staff in 501(c)(3)nonprofits, an information center on effective practices, and an advocate for the nonprofit sector as a whole.” Search this site to find information on the center and its activities. Includes an excellent “Frequently Asked Questions” link.
Triangle Community Foundation
Foundation that provides grants to nonprofit agencies in Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties. Application is available under “Grantmaking.”