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Grants & Non-Profit Organizations
The Foundation Center Database at NOPL
New Orleans Public Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, NOPL 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 Professional. The fully searchable database (available to users at the Main Library only) includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders.
Foundation Grants to Individuals
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is the premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to individuals. (Available to users at the Main Library only)
Non-Profits and Non-Profit Careers

  • BBB Wise Giving Alliance
    Lists hundreds of national nonprofits and notes whether the groups meet the Council of Better Business Bureau's fund raising standards.
  • BoardSource
    The only nonprofit organization dedicated to building stronger nonprofit boards and stronger nonprofit organizations.
  • Council on Foundations
    "The Council on Foundations is a membership organization that supports grantmakers in various aspects of foundation management. The Council does not provide services to those seeking grants."
  • The Grantsmanship Center
    The nonprofit sector's leading source of training and funding information
  • Greater New Orleans Nonprofit Knowledge Works
    "... work[ing] to enhance the management capacity of the local nonprofit sector to provide information-driven, systemic and effective solutions to community problems."
  • Internet Resources for Nonprofit (501c3) Start-Up
    This document links to many useful sites with information on starting a nonprofit.
  • Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations
    The Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations is a statewide netowrk of nonprofits, foundations and individuals representing every region of the state.
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics
    "The primary role of NCCS is to provide the public with the highest quality financial and descriptive data on nonprofit organization activities, and to serve the information needs of the government, research, and nonprofit communities." Includes IRS 990 Statements from larger nonprofit corporations.
Grants Lists

  • The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
  • The Foundation Center Online
    Serving the information needs of grantmakers and grantseekers
  • grants.gov
    "This site allows ORGANIZATIONS to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies."
  • Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
    Information about their grants and the programs that they fund.
Volunteering and Donating

Comprehensive lists of grants/non-profit organization sites:

  • Yahoo's selection of grant-making organization sites.


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Updated 2/24/2012