Databases

Visitors to the library have access to a wide variety of electronic databases; however, remote access to subscription databases is restricted to State Library authorized users: state employees and, unless otherwise noted, Thomas Edison staff and students. Authorized users needing a State Library access card, should complete the appropriate online registration form.

New Jersey residents should use JerseyClicks to access databases licensed  for statewide use.

Transmission or reproduction of items beyond that permitted by fair use requires the permission of the copyright owners. It is the user's responsibility to determine and comply with all restrictions based upon the intended use of the materials.  All users are expected to respect the intellectual property rights of licensed material. Failure to do so will result in loss of access.

You can browse through our databases below, or use the following menus to narrow your search:


Database Search Results

990 Finder

A database of private foundation tax returns (Form 990-PF).  Searchable by foundation name or employer identification number.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Benefits.gov

Indexes current, readily available reference sources, as well as the most important retrospective works that cover individuals, both living and deceased, from every field of activity and from all areas of the world. Biography and Genealogy Master Index will enable you to quickly determine which publication to consult for biographical information. The total number of biographical sketches indexed by BGMI is now more than 13.6 million

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Foundation Directory Online Free

A search tool for finding basic profiles of nearly 100,000 U.S. foundations. Profiles include a foundation’s background, purpose and activities statement, program area(s), fields of interest, financial data, and 990-PFs. Keyword searching across all 990-PFs is included.  FDO Free is a scaled-down version of Foundation Directory Online Professional which is available for searching onsite at the New Jersey State Library.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Provides detailed information on 140,000 U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, with links to current foundation 990-PF tax returns. Search by name, EIN, location (state, county, city, metro area, congressional district, and ZIP code), fields of interest, types of support, and more. The grants database gives details on over 8.5 million previously-awarded grants, including the purpose, amount, and recipient. Updated weekly.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: no

Foundation Maps

Foundation Maps is the Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. Foundation Maps contains millions of grants from 2006 to the present and provides innovative ways to visualize funding data geographically and by subject area.  Users can also overlay philanthropic data with demographic indicators to get a full picture of the scope and impact of philanthropy worldwide.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: no

GovLoans.gov

A gateway to government loan information available from five Federal agencies. Housing, agriculture, education, veterans and small business loans are covered.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Grants to Individuals

A Foundation Center database which provides detailed descriptions of more than 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Grants to Individuals is updated quarterly.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: no

Grants.gov

A single access point that allows organizations to find and apply electronically to over 900 competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

GuideStar Basic

Provides access to information about nonprofit organizations and private foundations, including free access to the three most recent years of form 990s and 990-PFs received. Registration is required.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

SAM.gov

SAM.gov is the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards. It includes contracting, entity registration and Assistance Listings (formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance). SAM combines multiple federal databases into one platform and is currently in beta mode while these legacy databases are merged into SAM. Published by the General Services Administration.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes

Tax Exempt Organization Search

Find information about a tax-exempt organization’s federal tax status and filings, including Publication 78 data. Formerly known as “Select Check.”  Published by the Internal Revenue Service.

On-site Access: yes
Remote Access: yes