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 Center for free access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and 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.



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Electronic Resources
(Available at Central Branch Only)
grantsWith profiles of more than 100,000 U.S. grantmakers and 2.4 million grant records, this is the premier online tool for non-profits looking for grants.
grantsA one-of-a-kind database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that provide support for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.
grantsFoundation Maps is Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.

Web Resources

Fresno Regional 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. – the starting point for finding grants awarded by the state of California. 

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

Ask Us - Foundation Center

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.