Grants & Nonprofits Center

Need help finding grants? Use the Library’s Grants & Nonprofits Center to research funding opportunities for both individuals and nonprofit organizations. Visit the Central Library for free access to the Foundation Center’s electronic resources. These fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders, and interactive mapping tools. All of these resources are hosted by the Library as a Funding Information Partner with the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy.

The Center is located at the Central Library in downtown Fresno. Note: Foundation Center electronic resources can only be accessed on the computers at the Central Library.

More in-depth training on any of the Center’s resources is available free of charge from the Library. Call (559) 600 - 6201 to make an appointment with a Librarian.



Find books about nonprofits

Access the premier grantseeking electronic tools (available at the Central Branch only):  The Foundation Directory, Foundation Grants to Individuals, and Foundation Maps to find who is offering funding to individuals and organizations, as well as finding out who is funding what worldwide.

Web Resources

Central Valley Community Foundation -- A community organization that gives grants to local nonprofits and offers an outlet for individuals seeking to channel philanthropic funds locally.   

Grantspace -- Free information and resources specifically designed to help grantseekers. 

Glasspockets  – a Foundation Center initiative to bring transparency to the world of philanthropy. – the starting point to find and apply for all federal grants.

Need more detailed information directly from the source?
The Foundation Center's Online librarians answer questions relating to nonprofits, foundations, fundraising & more.

Foundation Center -Knowledge to Build On

Remember, the Foundation Center electronic resources can only be accessed on the computers at the Central Library. Call 600-6201 to schedule a time to meet with a librarian for more in-depth training on any of the Grants & Nonprofits Center resources.