Grant Resources

Fulton County Library System continues to provide free public access to Foundation Directory Online (currently from the Louise Watley Library at Southeast Atlanta while Central is under renovation). The City of Roswell also offers free public access at the Roswell Branch Library. Find other locations offering free public access

GrantSpace contains everything a grantseeker needs to learn and to connect with others. It has a calendar of grantseeker training opportunities, samples of proposals, a link to the Nonprofit Collaboration Database, and a live chat. Registration is free. 

FDO Quick Start is a free grant search tool offered by the Foundation Center. Free registration gets you quick data on over 100,000 foundations. 

Foundation Directory Online provides access to information about grantmakers and their grants. These grants must go to entities with 501(c)(3) status. 

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online provides access to information about funding sources that can go directly to individuals. Also see online training and tutorials for individuals. See Grantspace's leads for studentsNote: if you are seeking money for emergency needs, check the library's U.S. Government - Money Trouble page under "Emergency Help". For leads to sources of government funding, see the library's U.S. Government - Grants and Loans page.

IRS Charities website. Includes important tax information for nonprofits as well as Publication 78 (the list of tax-exempt organizations), and the Automatic Revocation of Exemption List. Verify a charity's status with the IRS. Quick 990 lookup tool.

Interested in working in the nonprofit sector? Check online job listings in Work For Good (formerly Opportunity NOCS), the PND job listing, and Idealist.

The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta is an important local partner both for donors and grantees. 

Georgia-specific resources from Foundation Center by Candid:

Georgia nonprofit startup resources. Find technical assistance, legal help, professional associations, state agencies and Georgia-specific startup guides.

Southern Trends report for Georgia. Find data on Georgia-based foundations and non-Georgia foundations that give in Georgia, plus giving priorities for the state. 

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