Philanthropy Databases

The following databases are useful for identifying grantmakers, developing prospect lists, and researching specific funders.

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Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore four comprehensive databases: Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s. With geographic search tools, you can zoom in on regional and local grantmakers or grants by state, county, city, metro area, congressional district, and ZIP code. Choose from over 1,100 indexed search terms or keyword-search. Interactive maps and charts show a funder’s giving trends, and you can click through to see recipient lists and grant details.
Available on-campus only.

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Updated weekly, this database provides the most up-to-date information available on foundations that fund individual grantseekers.
Available on-campus only.

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Search for information about nonprofits in the United States. Profiles often include mission, programs, and financial information. Great source for 990s.
Create an account for full features and data.

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Interactive mapping tool to reveal patterns of giving and funding.