Grant Resources

Funding Information Network

In-House Resources

As a member of Candid’s nationwide network of nonprofit serving agencies, through a collaboration with the United Way of Iredell County, the Iredell County Public Library provides visitors with free public access to Candid’s applications and resources.

At our Statesville location, you can access the database Foundation Directory Online, Grants to Individuals, and other resources to assist and strengthen your nonprofit organization.

Representatives of nonprofit and grassroots organizations and other patrons are welcome to use the databases at the Statesville Branch at any time during our open hours.

If you have questions, please contact Mardi Durham, at 704/878-3090 ext. 3109 or for an appointment or additional assistance.

Please note these resources are only available on public computers and the public WiFi network at the Statesville Library.

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) – Candid's premier fundraising tool gives grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO makes fundraising quick and efficient. 

Grants to Individuals- Get detailed information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals. NEW: The application also provides direct access to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for individuals not associated with a nonprofit right on its homepage.

Foundation Maps- Foundation Maps is an interactive mapping platform with data on millions of grants that allows users to reflect on their foundation’s grantmaking activity, explore activity in the field, and discover new partners for collaboration.

Candid Learning– Access all of Candid’s live and on-demand trainings, webinars, and other resources designed to improve your fundraising, overall sustainability, grantmaking, and transparency.

FDO Essential Home Access

FDO Essential is the quickest, least expensive way to identify the ones that will fund you - and get in-depth profiles that help you write your winning proposals.

  • expanded grantmaker profiles
  • 300,000+ key decision-makers and leaders
  • Searchable 990s and 990-PDFs

Introducing the FDO Essential day pass:

If you are unable to access FDO Essential from a library computer, they now offer a day pass for home access.

The day pass works like this: users land on the FDO login page where they’ll be asked to create an account, which they can use each time they log in. The day pass allows users to use FDO Essential remotely in a 24-hour window. There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell users how much time remains in the pass. After the 24 hours, the clock will show the next date on which they can activate a new pass (every 30 days). Click here to read their quick start guide.

Since users will be able to create individual accounts in FDO Essential, it means they will have access to the MyFDO features that were not previously available. Users will be able to create dashboards and save searches and return to them each time they activate a new pass! The day pass allows us to continue providing remote access in a secure and automated way to people all over the world.

Access FDO Essential from home by clicking here.

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