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Online Databases

(only accessible within Central Library)

Foundation Directory Online Professional - The Santa Barbara Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, providing access to a collection of materials and services related to grantseeking and fundraising.  The Foundation Directory is available in print and online, is comprehensive, and includes information on 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, and 3 million recent grants. 

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - Developed by the Foundation Center, this is an online database of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Foundation Maps - The Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.


Reference Book Collection

The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals – R658.15224 2008
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs – R361.76 2008
The Foundation Directory – R061 2009
Foundation Giving Trends: Update on Funding Priorities – R361.7632 2009
Foundation Yearbook: Facts and Figures on Private and Community Foundations – R361.7632


Circulating Book Collection

Non-profits – 346.73064
Fundraising – 361.7
Private foundations – 361.763
Proposal writing for grants – 658.15224


Internet Resources

Fiscal Sponsor Directory - Created by the San Francisco Study Center to help connect community projects with fiscal sponsors.

Grantspace – Information and resources for nonprofits on securing funding and operating effectively. A service of the Foundation Center.

Guidestar – Information on IRS-registered nonprofit organizations.

NOZA – Searchable database of charitable donors.

Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics

Last Updated: Feb 1, 2016