Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers on Cape Cod and the Islands looking for funding sources have access to a valuable collection of resources at the Wilkens Library.
The materials in the FC Cooperating Collection are available during regular library hours. An appointment is not required, but is recommended for the first time visitor or if consultation with a librarian is desired.
The Foundation Directory Online is the most comprehensive and current online source on foundation grants. Access toThe Foundation Directory Online database is available in the library. Remote access is not available. the Foundation Directory Online includes detailed information on 76,000+ foundations, with links to current foundation 990-PF tax filings, crucial facts on 350,000 grants, including the purpose of the grant, and a searchable index of 337,000+ trustees, officers, and donors. The database also includes a tutorial on how to search the Foundation Directory Online as well as links to FAQs, and additional resources.
Foundation Grants to individuals online is a database of programs that award grants to individuals. Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is available for in-library use only. Remote access is not available. This unique online foundation database of over 5,600 grant programs for individuals is searchable by foundation name, foundation city, foundation state, field of interest, type of support, geographic focus, company name, school name, and free text.
The Wilkens Library will announce workshops on effective use of Foundation Center resources for individuals and local non-profit organizations. Check the website for announcements.
If you would like to request a class or for more information, call the Wilkens Library Reference Desk: (508) 362-2131 x4343.
The FC Cooperating Collection maintains a current and comprehensive set of reference publications and other aids on all aspects of grant seeking and fund raising. These materials are for in-library use. Patrons of the collection may want to allow for extended or frequent visits to the FC Cooperating Collection in order to conduct thorough and effective searches.
Print resources in the Wilkens Library Reference Room include:
Helpful Links from the Foundation Center
Selection of Internet Resources for Grant Seekers