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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

Meet the Grantmakers!
Friday, November 15, 9:00a.m.-11:30a.m., Struble Room, Chester County Library
Join us to hear about the grantmaking process from both sides in this Meet the Grantmakers event! Learn the funder's and the grantee’s perspectives on the grantmaking process, creating a successful grant application, cultivating a relationship, and more. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists and to briefly learn about free grantseeking resources at the Chester County Library. Scheduled grantmakers include the United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Community Foundation. Check-in begins at 9:00 AM, with panel starting at 9:30 AM. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

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


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. 

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

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