Grant Resources

GrantSpace contains everything a grantseeker needs to learn and to connect with others. It has a calendar of grantseeker training opportunities at the Foundation Center's Atlanta office, samples of proposals, and a live chat. Registration is free. Also visit the Foundation Center-Atlanta website to find local community assistance and learn how to leverage scarce dollars with nonprofit collaborations.

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. It is currently available at East Roswell branch and Ponce de Leon branch. The Fulton County Library system is a member of Foundation Center's Funding Information Network and provides free public access to its flagship database at those two branches.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online 
Find private sources of money for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. 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 Chronicle of Philanthropy, which is kept in the Ivan Allen, Jr. Reference Department, is a biweekly that also has job listings.

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

Recent Research Reports Focusing on Georgia 

A Funding Crisis for Public Health and Safety: State-by-State Public Health Funding and Key Health Facts, 2017

Voter Information in the Digital Age: Grading State Election Websites (Center for Governmental Studies)

Atlanta, Ga.'s Commitment to Black Men and Boys achievement report (excerpted from 2017-2018 City Index)