Funding Information Network

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The Chester County Library is part of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network (formerly known as the Cooperating Collections Network).

As part of this international network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Chester County Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases (available for in-library use only).

Upcoming Workshops & Events

Introduction to Finding Grants
Tuesday, September 17th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Struble Room, Chester County Library
Need help getting started with grant research? Check out our newly updated workshop "Introduction to Finding Grants." You will learn how to research & connect with potential funders through the Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDOP) database. This course is designed for members of the 501c3 community who are new to fundraising or who would like more experience using FDOP. Time will be available for you to search grants in a guided environment. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Introduction to Finding Grants
Friday, September 27th, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Struble Room, Chester County Library
Need help getting started with grant research? Check out our newly updated workshop "Introduction to Finding Grants." You will learn how to research & connect with potential funders through the Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDOP) database. This course is designed for members of the 501c3 community who are new to fundraising or who would like more experience using FDOP. Time will be available for you to search grants in a guided environment. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

Coming Soon!!

Meet the Grantmakers!
Date TBA
Registration and more information coming soon!

Can't make it to the library? Check out the free Introduction to FInding Grants training available from the Foundation Center here.

You can find even more on-demand training courses from the Foundation Center (many for free) here

Databases

Foundation Directory Online Quick Start
Includes basic profiles of nearly 90,000 U.S. foundations. For more advanced search options, such as program and interest field searches, visit the Chester County Library to use Foundation Directory Online Professional.

Foundation Directory Online Professional - In-library use at Chester County Library only. 
A premier grantseeking research tool. Search over 110,000 grantmaker profiles, 5 million awarded-grant records, 4,000 company profiles and more. Updated weekly.
 
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online In-library use at Chester County Library only.  
Find funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals. 

Foundation Maps  In-library use at Chester County Library only. 
The Foundation Center's interactive mapping tool. Display grantmaker, grant recipient, and grants data using maps, charts, and lists.

All Foundation Center Funding Information Network Databases may be used in-library at the Chester County Library only. Please see the Reference Desk for assistance.

Questions and Related Resources
For more information on using our Funding Information Network resources or Pennsylvania Foundations Online, please visit the Reference Desk at the Chester County Library, call us at 610-280-2620 or email ref@ccls.org.

For more free resources on funding opportunities, grant writing information, and related topics, visit our Grants Resource Guide.