Grant databases allow non-profit organizations, artists, researchers, and others to research grant opportunities available from foundations, corporations, and government agencies.

Muncie Public Library is a member of Candid’s Funding Information Network (FIN).

With the grant databases and the library’s Fundraising Collection, you can find organizations whose areas of interest match yours, view foundations' IRS 990-PF tax documents, learn to write strong grant applications, improve non-profit management skills, learn new fundraising strategies, work with boards and volunteers, follow trends in philanthropy, and more.

NEW! Remote access options during the closure:

Muncie Public Library can assist you with searches directly. During the library closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may send us a funding search request, and a librarian will send you results from Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional within 1-2 business days. Fill out the Grant Research Request form to begin.

Additionally, during the library closure, you can now start your grant research from anywhere using Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Essential.*

*Learn how FDO Essential compares to FDO Professional (PDF). Generally, FDO Essential will show you profiles of grantmakers and 990 forms that match your search terms. FDO Professional provides those as well as grant and recipient details, and is currently available via the Research Request form linked above.

Full Database access is at Maring-Hunt Library only:

**Available when regular business resumes**

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Foundation Directory Online Professional allows non-profit organizations seeking grants to search thousands of funding organizations and grant recipients, read application guidelines and program summaries, view 990 tax returns, to analyze funding trends and research potential funders.

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Foundation Grants to Individuals allows individual grant seekers such as students, artists, researchers to search thousands of funding organizations for scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships, and search by school or corporation.

Note about Grant Database Scope:

The foundations in these directories typically fund only nonprofits with 501(c)(3) status as defined by the Internal Revenue Code. These are organizations whose purposes are charitable, educational, scientific, religious, literary, or cultural. A small number of foundations will also make grants to individuals, usually to help pay for educational expenses, or support artistic or research projects.

Database Training and Research Help

**Available when regular business resumes**

Information Desk staff will help you locate books and get you started searching the databases (appointments are recommended). We also offer workshops for community and non-profit groups for more in-depth training. Please check the library’s calendar for scheduled workshops.

Call 765-741-7331 or e-mail Laura Janiga at [email protected] to make an appointment or inquire about upcoming workshops. To search for other FIN locations and training opportunities worldwide, visit

Further Reading

Access Candid's eBook collection of over 200 titles (and counting!) to check out eBooks curated especially for the nonprofit sector for free. First time users must click “User ID Help” on the Sign In screen to request access.