Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network

For many people searching for grants, the best place to begin is with help from a librarian. Librarians are available by appointment to demonstrate in-depth use of the Foundation Center collection for representatives of nonprofit organizations. To make an appointment, call the Information Desk at 434-4454. There is no fee, but the usual charges for photocopies and printouts apply.

The Johnson City Public Library is a part of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, a free resource for locating information about foundations, grant proposal writing, nonprofit management, fund-raising, and related subjects. This network operates in partnership with the Foundation Center, a national clearinghouse for information on foundations, charitable giving, and nonprofits. The Foundation Center also provides a variety of free learning options, including webinars and e-courses.

Some of our resources for grant research include:
  • Grant Searching Directories, This resource is only accessible within the library.
  • Grantspace, a repository for training features.
  • Foundation Maps, an interactive mapping tool that can reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships with over 150 demographic, socioeconomic, and other data sets.

In addition to the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, the Library has a selection of books you can borrow on fundraising, special events, nonprofit management, and proposal writing, and other relevant topics.

Some other helpful websites for researching funding opportunities include:
  • GuideStar , a database of IRS forms recording income, staff, salaries and expenditures for thousands of nonprofit organizations
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance , for information on programs, projects and services providing financial and non-financial assistance to the public
  • Grants.gov, the grants site of the U.S. government, has a number of tools to help you apply for grants and keep up to date with the latest programs