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FUNDING INFORMATION NETWORK

Funding Information Network

The Ridgefield Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the prestigious Candid, formerly named Foundation Center, in New York City. Funding Information Network partners provide under-resourced and underserved populations in need of vital information and training with tools they can use to become successful grant seekers. At locations throughout the country, network partners offer free public access to the Center’s online databases and publications, which provide detailed information on grant makers, grant recipients, and guidance on applying for grants. Ridgefield Library has been a partner with the Foundation Center since 2011.

For more information, contact Senior Adult Services Librarian Christie Mitchell at (203) 438-2282 ext. 201.

CANDID

About Candid
 

Candid's Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals are leading resources for finding funders and provide the most comprehensive information available on grants, grant makers, and grant recipients. Candid was created in February 2019 when Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces. 

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDO)*
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online*

*Available on library computers only.

Review the Philanthropy Classification System (PCS) used in Candid’s databases. Use the PCS terms to plan search strategies and improve search results. PCS terms are selected in the drop-down menu when searching Foundation Directory Online using Advanced Search & Filters.


Use Candid's GuideStar (www.guidestar.org) to look up a nonprofit and access the most complete data available. Attract donors with your nonprofit profile, research other nonprofits and more. 

 

Need Help?

Contact the Ridgefield Library Adult Services Desk at: ReferenceDesk@ridgefieldlibrary.org

  • Knowledge Base Find answers by keyword and topic.
  • Sample Documents View a winning collection of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, business plans, and other documents you need to make your case to funders.
  •  Ask Us Connect with Candid staff

Candid Learning

Candid Learning (formerly GrantSpace) contains information and resources specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effectively.

At Candid Learning, you can:

  • View Sample Documents: a winning collection of grant proposals, letters of inquiry, business plans, and other documents to make your case to funders.
  • Find Training. Look for Candid’s free live and on-demand training opportunities.
  • Ask Us to connect with Candid staff.
  • 990 Finder provides access to the most recent Forms 900 and 990-PF filed by nonprofit organizations with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Search the database of individual 990 forms of private foundations, public charities, and other nonprofits.

    Candid Websites and Resources

990 Finder990 Finder provides access to the most recent Forms 900 and 990-PF filed by nonprofit organizations with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Search the database of individual 990 forms of private foundations, public charities, and other nonprofits.

Collaboration HubOffers real-life examples of how nonprofits are working together.

Foundation Landscapes: EducationHelping foundations leverage public and private funds for improving education. Formerly called Foundations for Education Excellence.

FoundationStatsWebsite is in the process of being updated as of October 2017. Foundation Stats provides the most comprehensive resource available for generating tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community. Stats include subject areas (such as education), population groups (such as senior citizens), and geographic location (by state or nationwide).

GlasspocketsShowcases online transparency and accountability practices of the largest foundations.

GrantCraftValued resource for learning and sharing the craft of grantmaking.

GrantSpace: See Candid Learning

IssueLabAn easy-to-use collection of free case studies, white papers, evaluations, and issue briefs from thousands of foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Philanthropy News DigestDaily news service of philanthropy includes interviews; opinion; reviews of books, websites, and nonprofits; funding opportunities; and nonprofit job postings.

Youth GivingA hub to inspire, connect, and inform youth grantmaking. YouthGiving.org is for young people and adults interested in grantmaking where data, knowledge, stories, and resources are shared both locally and globally.

 

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