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Nonprofit Grants Information Center

A Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, the Nonprofit Grants Information Center, housed at our East Shore Area Library, provides free, local, public access to Foundation Directory Online Professional (grants available to nonprofit organizations), Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (educational scholarships, research grants, etc.), and Philanthropy In/Sight (an interactive mapping tool for grantmakers, policymakers, and researchers). Access to the databases is available on a dedicated computer, as well as all the public computers within the library.  An accompanying print collection is available for use by nonprofit's and individuals, and yearly workshops are held on topics such as grant-seeking basics, proposal writing, how to approach a foundation, and nonprofit fundraising.

GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
GrantSpace will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to get grants, manage your nonprofit  GrantSpace will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to get grants, manage your nonprofit, and improve your community.

Click here if you have questions or would like to be contacted about future workshops, training opportunities or Grants Center updates.

FDO AppNew FDO App!

The Foundation Center launched the Foundation Directory Mobile iPhone app for FDO Professional.

You can now access the Foundation Directory database using your mobile phone outside the library and use it free for 24 hours!

How does it work?

Visit the East Shore Area Library to download the app on your mobile device and use it free for 24 hours outside the library. Come back into the library and continue to use the app for free.

What can it do for you?

  • Search over 100,000 grantmakers and 2.4 million grants
  • Search prospects and grants by name, location, field of interest, and more
  • Save searches and grantmakers
  • See detailed funder profiles and grant records

*Also designed for the iPod Touch and compatible with the iPad…