Find Nonprofit Funding with Powerful Tool Now Available at All CHPL Locations

Written by Kent Mulcahy, Reference Coordinator, Genealogy & Local History, Downtown Main Library

Finding grant funding for your nonprofit just got a whole lot easier. Starting now, you can access Foundation Directory Online Professional at any of CHPL’s 41 neighborhood branches, opens a new window.

Finding Funding is Easier Than Ever at CHPL

The timing of this upgrade couldn’t be better because at-home access to a limited version of the database ends May 31. Now, it’s easier than ever to get full, free access to the Professional Tier of this powerful resource.

If you’re not familiar with Foundation Directory Online, here’s a quick introduction of how it can help your nonprofit organization find the best foundation funder matches.


Accessing Foundation Directory Online Professional

When at a library location, either using your own device on CHPL’s WiFi or using one of the Library’s computers, head to the Nonprofit Grants page, opens a new window, and the Library-Only Research Database section, opens a new window to find the link to access the Foundation Directory Online Professional. Here are step-by-step directions to find your way:


One-on-One Assistance with a Grants Resource Librarian

If you’re just now learning about the Foundation Directory Online and its unparalleled funder prospecting features, we offer a wide variety of free help using this tool. Each month, we hold a free, virtual class called Grants Research Lab, opens a new window. Here, you’ll learn tips and tricks for searching the database, deciphering the results you get, and best practices for sharing what you find with your stakeholders via a live demonstration hosted by our Grants Resource Librarian.

If you can’t make the dates or times the classes are held, register for the event and you’ll receive a link to view a recording of the event shortly after it ends.

If you have questions about the database, how to access it, or would like to talk one-on-one with our Grants Resource Librarian, make a free appointment, opens a new window.

How do you plan to use Foundation Directory Online Professional? Let us know in the comments below!

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