Funding Information Center

NJSL’s Funding Information Center offers resources and training for individuals and nonprofit organizations looking for funding.

Funding Information Network by CandidFunding Information Network Partner

NJSL has been a Funding Information Network partner with Candid, formerly the Foundation Center, since 1974.  Through our partnership, we provide free, onsite access to Candid’s online grantmaker databases:

Foundation Directory Online Professional

Provides detailed information on 165,000+ U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, with links to current foundation 990-PF tax returns. Search by name, EIN, location, fields of interest, types of support, and more. The grants database gives details on over 16.6+ million previously-awarded grants, including the purpose, amount, and recipient. Updated weekly

Grants to Individual

Provides detailed descriptions of 10,000+ foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Grants to Individuals is updated quarterly.

Print Collection

In addition to grant related databases, the Funding Information Center also has over 1200 print resources including philanthropy related periodicals and books about grant writing, fundraising, and other nonprofit management topics.  Additionally, we have a historical collection of New Jersey private foundation IRS 990PF forms on aperture cards for the years: 1978-1998.  Current private foundation 990PF forms are available through Candid’s 990 Finder.

Search the Funding Information Center collection on the NJSL’s online catalog.

Research Guides

Training and Services

One-on-one tutorials on how to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional or Grants to Individuals databases are available upon request.   We also provide regular group classes on researching grants, proposal writing, and other nonprofit management related topics.  While we welcome visits and reference requests, users must do their own research to find prospective grant sources.

Collection Policy

Funding Information Center annual reports, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, statistical compendia, periodicals and IRS 990 Form aperture cards do not circulate.  All remaining Funding Information Center materials circulate.  Borrowing materials in person is possible for New Jersey residents.  You can also get items through interlibrary loan from your local library.


New Jersey State Library – Level 4
185 West State St.
(mailing address: PO Box 520)
Trenton, NJ 08625

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Leigh Clark, Business & Funding Information Librarian
Telephone: (609) 278-2640 X 158
Fax: (609) 278-2647
Twitter: @NJSLFundingInfo