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Finding Grants and Funding Sources

Important Notice

Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals is no Longer Available via Henry Madden Library

Fresno State is facing a multi-year reduction in funding for library resources. In addition, the campus pivot to primarily virtual instruction due to COVID-19 will continue through the end of spring semester 2021. In light of these unprecedented challenges, the library has reviewed its collections expenditures to control costs. Please see here for more information. Unfortunately, due to this financial situation, the Henry Madden Library subscription to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) resource will not be renewed. In order to access the FDO, please visit the Funding Information Network (FIN) member sites directory to locate the nearest FIN member to you.

Public, Open Resources for Searching for Funding Sources

California Grants Portal Updated weekly
A centralized grant portal for all grants issued by California state agencies

Grants.Gov Updated daily, mobile app available
"A centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. The system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant-making agencies."

Candid Resources to Support the Philanthropic Sector

Candid Learning (formerly

 A free resource, Candid Learning covers a range of critical topics for those seeking grants, funding, or information about the non-profit/fundraising community.

Training: Includes live and recorded webinars, presentations, and eLearning courses on topics ranging from grantwriting to leadership to donor relations.  Note: Not all training resources are free.

Topics: A searchable and browseable collection of articles, sample documents, and impact-measures organized around topics such as Proposal Writing, Fundraising, and Starting a Nonprofit.

Resources: Several collections of resources for nonprofits, including sample documents and the Collaboration Hub.

Philanthropy News Digest
Includes Requests for Proposals (RFPs) by sector; philanthropic sector news; training and workshop announcements; job postings; and reports and other in-depth content

Candid Newsletters
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