Funding Information Center

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

On-site Research Tools

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

Foundation Directory Professional

Provides detailed information on 240,000+ 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.  Updated weekly.

Grants to Individuals

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.

GuideStar Pro

GuideStar provides information on the finances, leadership and missions of charities and nonprofits. Search by name, keyword, location, nonprofit type, subject area and more. Profiles include revenue and expenses breakdowns, contact information, links to 990 tax forms, mission statements, and governance information.

NJ State Library Research Guides

Training and Webinars

One-on-one tutorials on how to search the Foundation Directory – Professional or Grants to Individuals databases are available upon request.  Contact Leigh Clark,, to schedule an appointment.  While we welcome visits and reference requests, users must do their own research to find prospective grant sources.

We also provide virtual group classes on grants research, proposal writing, and other nonprofit management topics.  Register for classes through our events calendar.

NJSL – Recorded Webinars

Candid – Foundation Directory Tutorials

Print Collection

In addition to grant-related databases, the Funding Information Center also has over 1000 print resources including 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.

Collection Policy

Most of the Funding Information Center’s print collection can be checked out onsite at the New Jersey State Library or requested via interlibrary loan through your local library.  Some material, like directories, periodicals, and Form 990 aperture cards do not circulate.


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