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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 grantmakerdirectories, 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 Websites:

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.

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.

Give.orgThe BBB Wise Giving Alliance helps donors make informed giving decisions and promotes high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public.  

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).