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Grantseeking Resources: Candid Grant Seeking Databases

guide to grant seeking resources available via the UNT Libraries and beyond

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Subscription)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is available on the desktop computers inside the Eagle Commons Library in Sycamore Hall. Google Chrome browser must be used to access this database. It provides details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals

Finding IRS 990s (Free)

The 990-PF is the information return that U.S. private foundations file with the Internal Revenue Service. It provides:

  • foundation's financial data
  • trustee and officer names
  • list of grants awarded during the fiscal year


Access to this information is also available through the Foundation Directory Online Quick Start and via 990 Finder.

Foundation Directory Online Quick Start (Free)

The free version of the Foundation Directory Online, Quick Start - - is accessible from anywhere and provides free, public access to essential information about over 100,000 foundations and over 250,000 IRS Forms 990-PF.

You can search by grantmaker name, state, or zip code. Funder profiles include:

Address and contact information
Fields of interest
Program areas
Fiscal information

Foundation Directory Online Professional (Subscription)

Foundation Directory Online is temporarily available remotely to UNT community members. Users are allowed one 24-hour period of access every 30 days. Users will need to create a free online FDO account, then choose to begin using their "day pass", at which time the clock will begin counting down a 24-hour access period. Once that 24 hours is over, users must wait 30 days for their next "day pass." More details on the "day pass" access model are available here

If you are not affiliated with UNT, please email for online access.

The database contains profiles for grantmakers who fund organizations and includes-

  • Over 140,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities
  • Over 3.2 million recent grants
  • Over half a million indexed trustee, officer, and donor names
  • Over 1 million IRS 990s—fully keyword-searchable
  • 54 search fields including keyword search
  • Detailed grantmaker profiles including contact information, key financial data, application information, and more

Foundation Directory Online video tutorials

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