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Oct. 3, 2013
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Summary
The Subject Resource Guide for Grants and Fundraising provides information available on the web and at the Birmingham Public Library that can be used to identify and locate financial support available for nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individuals. Grants, loans, and donations are the types of support highlighted in the Guide. The sources of the support include the federal government, private corporations, foundations, and crowdfunding websites. The Guide focuses on identifying support available for nonprofit programs and small business initiatives. Please note that information specific to student financial aid is not included in this Subject Resource Guide, but can instead be found in the Subject Resource Guide entitled "Student Financial Aid". Please note also that more detailed information about starting and building a nonprofit can be found in the Subject Resource Guide entitled "Nonprofit Organizations".

The Grants and Fundraising Subject Resource Guide is divided into three sections. The first section, Foundation Funding Sources, has information about the grantmaking activities of charitable and philanthropic foundations. The Foundation Funding Sources section consists of two parts: Birmingham Public Library databases and websites of national and local organizations.

The second section is Federal Government Funding Sources. Included in this section are links to government agencies, publications, and websites that provide information about grant and loan programs.

The third section is Crowdfunding and Other Fundraising Sources. The first part of the section has links to internet websites and the second part has links to Birmingham Public Library catalog topics.
Databases
Description
Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a searchable database of the entire universe of over 92,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a searchable database of nearly 3,700 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a searchable database of over 1.3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 441,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
 
Available only at the Central Branch of the Birmingham Public Library.
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Birmingham Public Library (Central) - In Library Use Only.
Description
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online allows users to quickly search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. This unique online database — the only one devoted exclusively to the needs of individuals — is convenient and easy to use! Within seconds you can generate your own list of prospective funders.
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Birmingham Public Library (Central) - In Library Use Only.
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Websites
Description
The Foundation Center maintains an easy-to-use web site that provides a gateway to a wide range of philanthropic information resources.
Collection
The Birmingham Public Library provides a core collection of Center publications for public reference. Local holdings and collection bibliography are available on the service description page.
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