The Akron-Summit County Public Library is a Funding Information Network Partner of Candid (formally the Foundation Center). Through Candid’s Funding Information Network, the Main Library is able to provide free access to valuable Candid databases and essential reference directories and resources that can help you:
The Nonprofit Resources Center makes available reference and circulating books on topics including:
The following annual directories provide a listing of grants for nonprofits and individuals. Highlights of the entries include application essentials, summary and purpose of the foundation and their giving limitations.
The library periodically offers classes on grantseeking for individuals and nonprofits. Candid’s website, learning.candid.org (formally GrantSpace), offers webinars designed for helping nonprofits succeed in a challenging environment.
Foundation Directory (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
This comprehensive database provides access to information on grants and grantmakers, allowing a grantseeker to do customized searches for their specific need. The database is continuously updated, offering the most accurate information on funders and their grants.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
This is a comprehensive database of foundations providing funding for students, artists, researchers and other individual grant seekers.