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Online Databases

(only accessible within Central Library)

Candid's Foundation Directory Online Professional - The Santa Barbara Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center from Candid, providing access to a collection of materials and services related to grant seeking and fundraising. Includes information on 165,000+ foundations and corporate donors, and 16 million recent grants. Access available only at Central Library.

Candid's Foundation Grants to Individuals Online - An online database of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Access available only at Central Library.

Scholarships For Change -  An interactive tool that provides access to: a current complete funding map of change-oriented scholarship funding efforts by private and community foundations, as available, grants data includes global grantmakers and recipients, and a searchable library of curated publications, case studies, affinity groups, news, and data on change-oriented scholarships. 

Wireless access to Candid's Foundation Directory Online Professional, and Candid's Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is available at Central Library. 


Reference Book Collection

The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning ProposalsR 658.15224 2008
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign ProgramsR 361.76 2008
The Foundation DirectoryR 061 2009
Foundation Giving Trends: Update on Funding PrioritiesR 361.7632 2009
Foundation Yearbook: Facts and Figures on Private and Community FoundationsR 361.7632


Circulating Book Collection

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


Internet Resources

Cottage Data2Go - Easy-to-use online mapping and data tool created by Cottage Health and Measure of America of the Social Science Research Council that visualizes federal, state, county and community statistical data for Santa Barbara County   

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.

Health City - An online platform for accessing data, creating maps, and working collaboratively, allowing users to theme and filter data, conduct research, and connect with their community.

NOZA - Searchable database of charitable donors.

Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics - A clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States of America.

Last Updated: Apr 23, 2020
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