Grant Resources

Funding Information Network

In-House Resources

The Iredell County Public Library is a member of the Foundation Center Funding Information Network. Through a collaboration with United Way of Iredell County, the library provides community organizations, nonprofits and individuals access to thousands of sources for grant opportunities. In a recent survey of Foundation Center customers working in fundraising, 60% of those who have actually received a grant in the past 2 years stated that Funding Information Network resources were an important reason for their success.

For information on the Funding Information Network, contact Mardi Durham at 704-878-3090 x3109 or 

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

Foundation Directory Online Professional– Includes a database of U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities, plus a growing number of non-U.S. grant makers; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Grants for Individuals- The premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers.  Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. 

Foundation Maps- A data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.

Candid Learning– Formerly Access is free to anyone and provides easy-to-use tools, such as webinars and document templates.

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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.