Helm-Cravens Library provides free access to directories, books, and online databases on seeking grants, fundraising, and nonprofit management through the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network. The Foundation Center is an independent national organization that provides authoritative information on foundation and corporate giving.
Foundation Center databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, an extensive file of recently awarded grants, and interactive mapping tools. Although Foundation Center databases are only available in the Helm-Cravens Library, their website at www.foundationcenter.org/ also has plenty of free information.
For free in-depth training, call 270-745-6125 to make an appointment with a librarian.
Premium Databases from the Foundation Center
(Only at Helm-Cravens Library)
Contains profiles of over 100,000 U.S. grant-makers, including foundations, corporate giving, 990PF tax forms, and 2.4 million grant recipients. For non-profit grantseekers.
IssueLab contains case studies, white papers, evaluations, and issue briefs addressing social problems which were originally sponsored by grants.
Contains information for individual grantseekers about 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that provide support for students, artists, and researchers.
An interactive mapping tool for philanthropic data that displays grantmaker, grant recipient, and grants data using maps, charts, and lists.
Foundation Maps video tutorials
Remember, these databases can only be accessed on the computers at the Helm-Cravens Library.
To schedule training, call the Research Desk at 270-745-6125 to schedule an appointment with a librarian.
The Foundation Center's Online librarians answer questions relating to nonprofits, foundations, fundraising, etc. They also provide free access to foundation-funded case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs.
Or call the Reference Research Desk at 270-745-6125
to schedule an appointment with a librarian.