Foundation Information Network
Foundation Directory Online QuickStart Free
A free search tool that provides public access to essential information about nearly 90,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms 990-PF. Free registration is required.
GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers, including videos, podcasts, a Knowledge Base, FAQs, training, and more. Free registration is required.
Nonprofit Startup Resources
Find helpful resources for starting a nonprofit, such as checklists, nonprofit associations, legal support, and government agencies. Includes the Nonprofit Startup Assessment (free Grantspace registration is required), which helps you assess your readiness to start a nonprofit, and access resources to build your skills and knowledge as a founder.
Philanthropy Classification System
The Philanthropy Classification System (PCS) is Candid’s taxonomy, describing the work of grantmakers, recipient organizations and the philanthropic transactions between those entities. Need to know the exact terms the nonprofit world uses to describe your work? This tool will help.