Grants and Resources for Nonprofits
Carbondale 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 (foundationcenter.org). 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.
- Foundation Center Databases: Foundation Directory Online foundationcenter.org/findfunders/fundingsources/fdo.html Foundation Grants to Individuals Online foundationcenter.org/findfunders/fundingsources/gtio.html
- Grant Forward www.grantforward.com
- Grant Station www.grantstation.com
- Grants.gov www.grants.gov Search for federal grants here.
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance www.cfda.gov
- Illinois Humanities Council www.prairie.org
- National Endowment for the Humanities www.neh.gov
- National Endowment for the Arts arts.gov
- National Science Foundation www.nsf.gov
- Fund-raising.com www.fund-raising.com Search for practical and unique fundraising ideas here.
- US Department of Education www.ed.gov/fund/landing.jhtml Search for education grants here.
Nonprofit Associations and Networks
- American Grant Writers Association http://www.agwa.us/
- Association of Fundraising Professionals www.afpnet.org
- Council of Nonprofits www.councilofnonprofits.org
- Donors Forum www.donorsforum.org
- Grant Professionals Association http://grantprofessionals.org/
- Illinois Attorney General’s Registered Charities www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/index.html
- Illinois Resource Net www.illinoisresource.net
- Independent Sector independentsector.org