The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is a member of the Foundation Center Funding Information Network, with financial support from The Duke Endowment, Foundation For The Carolinas, and The Cannon Foundation.
The Library provides access to resources to help you
- Learn the fundamentals of grant seeking
- Prospect research effectively
- Attend workshops on topics relevant to nonprofits
- Check out print and full-text e-books on starting a nonprofit, nonprofit board development and management, fundraising and more
Where will I find the Access?
Access to premium Foundation Center online resources, including the Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Maps, is available in-house at Main Library and all six Regional Library locations. Foundation Grants to Individuals is available in-house at all library locations. Library staff can help users accessing these resources during regular library hours.
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Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.
Foundation Center Online Professional is the premier resource for locating in-depth information about grant makers and their grants. This resource is available for in-library use only. Please visit your local branch for access.
Free source of basic directory information for foundations and nonprofits; research nonprofit tax forms for specific recipients and amounts of private giving. User registration required.
A data visualization platform for global philanthropy, revealing patterns of giving, funding relationships, areas where philanthropy has made an impact. This resource is available for in-library use only. Please visit your local branch for access.
Comprehensive database of foundations providing support for individuals including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, internships, and more.
Free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs on some of the world's most pressing social problems.
A daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets.
Grantspace offers free, easy to use, self-service tools to help nonprofits worldwide become more viable grant applicants and build strong organizations.
Provides key information about U.S. nonprofits including foundations, scholarships, research centers, trusts, religious organizations, hospitals and others.
Nonprofit Programs and Events
Are you looking to improve your program development process in order to increase your grants or funding? Is your program creating the impact you want in order to increase your funding?
Are you new to proposal writing or want a quick refresher? If so, you dont want to miss this class!This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.
Learn effective strategies for using the Foundation Center's online funding database, "Foundation Grants to Individuals", to find funders that support individuals. This class is for INDIVIDUALS.
Learn how to get started using "Foundation Directory Online" to find potential private foundation funders for your nonprofit.
Learn about business plans, how to develop your business, & SCORE support services. If you are not using the free library research services for collecting reliable information on competitors, prospects, suppliers, market data and more...find out how.
Learn the basics of successful grant seeking and how to get started using Foundation Directory Online to find potential private foundation funders for your 501c3 nonprofit. Participants must be comfortable working in the Windows environment and using the Internet.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Nonprofit Services
Phone: (704) 416-0101
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