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Foundation Center
The Charleston County Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, CCPL provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center's electronic database, Foundation Directory Online (FDO). The fully searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top founders. This specialized collection of materials is available at the Main Library.

For more information, please visit our Nonprofit and Grant Resources blog

Nonprofit Web sites

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
(CFDA) Provides a searchable index to CFDA, which contains all federally sponsored programs (programs do not necessarily have current funding cycles).

Charity Navigator
Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,500 of America's largest charities.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The newspaper of the non-profit world. Published every other week, it is a good news source for charity leaders, fund raisers, grant makers, and other people involved in the philanthropic enterprise.

Council Online
Created by the Council on Foundations in Washington D.C., this site gives links to grantmakers, nonprofits,and other resources. It also has links to key legislation.

Federal Grants 

Federal Register 
(FR) A daily publication where new federal grant programs and guidelines are announced. The database is searchable from 1995+.

The Foundation Center
(NY) Created by the Foundation Center. This site has links to many private and community foundations, corporate funders and federal programs.


GuideStar is a searchable database of more than 640,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Type a name in the Charity Search box or use the Advanced Search to find a charity by subject, state, zip code or other criteria.

This site compiles resources available on the Internet and arranges them by topic and geographic location. The nonprofit directory can be searched by keyword. The site also includes tools for nonprofits and links to appropriate tax forms (Adobe Acrobat required for the tax forms).

NonProfit Times
This site provides current news and information about the nonprofit world. You can submit questions.