Grant Research

About Candid and Grants Research

Candid is the most authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. They help grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy. As a Funding Network Information Network partner, the Michael E. Busch Library acts as a resource center for our local grantseeking community.

Please note: AACPL library card numbers cannot be used for Candid Overdrive checkouts. Candid ebooks are not available on the library's online catalog.

Foundation Grants

Foundation Directory Online (Essential)

Foundation Directory Online Essential

A comprehensive database and powerful search to find up-to-date information about grantmakers and grants available anywhere for a limited time.

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Foundation Directory Online (Professional - Busch Annapolis Library Only)

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a fundraising database that gives grant seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists.

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Grants to Individuals (Busch Annapolis Only)

Grants to Individual

Get detailed information on more than10,000 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals.

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Temporary Online Access

Access to Foundation Directory Online Essential is limited to a 24-hour consecutive period per month from outside of the library.

To access Foundation Directory Online Professional, please call or visit the Busch Annapolis Library.

Programs and Events

One-on-One Training

Meet for a one-on-one appointment to learn the basics of searching the Foundation Directory Online. Register now call (410) 222-1750 or visit the Busch Annapolis Library for more information and to schedule a one-hour appointment.

Additional Resources

Candid Learning

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Available anywhere, this free resource connects grant researchers to resources including online training, knowledge base articles, and sample documents.

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Charity Navigator

Librarian Recommended Website

Find a charity you can trust, using this website's tools and resources to inform your giving choices.

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County Business Patterns

Librarian Recommended Website

U.S. Census Bureau website that provides subnational economic data by industry.

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Foundation Directory Online (Essential)

Foundation Directory Online Essential

A comprehensive database and powerful search to find up-to-date information about grantmakers and grants available anywhere for a limited time.

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Foundation Directory Online (Professional - Busch Annapolis Library Only)

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a fundraising database that gives grant seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists.

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Give.org

Librarian Recommended Website

Better Business Bureau reports on charities.

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