Grant Seeker Resources

Foundation Center logo with link to the website, County Library is proud to be a part of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network (FIN)​.  FIN's mission is to gather, analyze, and disseminate information about philanthropy to organizations and individuals looking for grants.

As a partner of this national network, Licking County Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, plus access to the FIN's electronic databases.  These databases contain information on over 92,000 grant makers across the United States.  Visit our Grant Resources table on the Upper Level of Main Library. 


Foundation Directory Online
A searchable database of 80,000+ U.S. foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate givers, including sponsoring company information. Links to IRS 990-PF and 990 returns.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Grants to Individuals Online (GTIO) is a searchable online database of more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. A GTIO Tutorial

Foundation Maps
Foundation Center’s new interactive mapping tool brings philanthropic data to life so you can see who is funding what and where.

Click here for more Foundation Center Online Tutorials and Training.

Websites for Grant Seekers

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Lists of grants offered by the federal government.

Community Resource Directory
Find social service agencies in your area that provide assistance with emergency housing, food, health care, transportation.

A web site created by the Foundation Center focused on transparency in philanthropy, Glasspockets inspires private foundations to be more open in their communications and will increase your understanding of best practices in foundation transparency and accountability.
Allows users to research and apply for grants from all federal agencies.

GrantSpace is the Foundation Center's learning community for the social sector. The site offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grant seekers. Access videos, webinars, FAQs, tools & skills for grant writing.

Licking County Foundation
Licking County Foundation is a community foundation with its primary focus on arts, education, health care, recreation, human services, and children/youth services.

Licking County Library Grant Blog
Learn about the new grant resources, upcoming classes and more at the Licking County Library Grant Blog.  

No Free Money
This website offers information and links for individual financial assistance with emphasis on Ohio resources. This site is the work of Linda Koss, grant specialist with the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.

Philanthropy News Digest
Find latest Requests for Proposals (RFPs), news by subject, resource directory.  A service of the Foundation Center.

Small Business Administration – Links for Loan and Grant Resources 
Note: The SBA itself “does not offer grants for starting or expanding a small business, it does offer a wide variety of loan programs.”


The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Grant Resources Table, Upper Level of Main Library