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Grants and Resources for Nonprofits

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Nonprofit Organizations 

Foundation Center logoCarbondale Public Library’s Center for Effective Nonprofits (CEN) collection is available to aid your nonprofit organization in its day to day operations as well as in grant research and proposal writing. Come in and check out our collection of books and directories located on the first floor of the library. 
Carbondale Public Library is a Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center ( What does this mean? It means that we receive the Foundation Center’s core collection of electronic and print resources as well as provide a variety of supplemental materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. The Foundation Center was established in 1956 and is the leading source of philanthropy worldwide. 

Search for Grants 

The three websites below contain databases that due to licensing agreements can only be accessed within the library. See a librarian for login assistance. 
  1. Foundation Center Databases: Foundation Directory Online Foundation Grants to Individuals Online  
  2. Grant Forward  
  3. Grant Station

Free websites 

Nonprofit Associations and Networks 

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