The Adriance Memorial Library is a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center’s mission is to gather, analyze and disseminate information about foundations to organizations and individuals looking for grants. Adriance’s funding resources are available for use whenever the Library is open. Computers to access the Foundation Center’s databases are located in Adriance’s Reference Room on the Main Floor. Ask at the Reference Desk to be directed to the online resources and circulating print collection of books.
Use the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (FGTIOL) database for free in the Reference Room at the Adriance Memorial Library to search for the few grants that foundations do give to individuals. Most of the grants to individuals in this database are for education, or for artists and writers.
Foundation Directory Online (FDOL) is the Foundation Center’s premier searchable database. It contains records for many thousands of U. S. grant makers.You can email FDOL records to yourself or save them to a flash drive. (Printing costs fifteen cents per page.)
At Adriance Memorial Library ask at the reference desk on the Main Floor for full and FREE access to FDOL Professional (available within the building only). Use one of our research computers or your wi-fi enabled device, click HERE for immediate access to FDOL.
For fundraising, planned giving, grant proposal writing, use the following subject heading: Nonprofit organizations-Finance
For nonprofit boards, planning, executive director, communications, use the following subject heading: Nonprofit organizations-Management
For directories of foundations and grant givers, use the following subject heading: Endowments-United States-Directories
For how-to on writing proposal and general grant writing try the heading: Proposal Writing for Grants
Use the Library Catalog’s Request-a-title option to request books and videos to be sent to the most convenient library for you to pick them up.
Association of Fundraising Professionals: “Advancing philanthropy through education, training and advocacy”
Chronicle of Philanthropy: News for nonprofit organizations, grant seeking, foundations, fundraising, managing nonprofit groups, technology, and nonprofit jobs
Grants.gov: “A unified site for interaction between grant applicants and the U. S. Federal agencies”
Guidestar: “The leading source of information on U. S. nonprofits.”
IRS Tax Information for Charities & other Nonprofits: “Important Federal Tax information for non-profits”
NYS Attorney General’s Charities Bureau Page: Supervises charitable organizations in New York State
NYCON: New York Council of Nonprofits offering high-quality affordable technical assistance and more
Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management-From the Wallace Foundation: Detailed help is given, and policy and procedure recommendations offered.