Grants and Foundation Center Online Resources

St. Louis Public Library’s Grants and Foundation Center provides subscription access to the Foundation Center’s databases Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Maps, and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online at Central Library (1301 Olive Street) on four reference computers in the Social Sciences room (2nd floor).

Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers; a database of sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Foundation Maps

Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is the premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers, with information on giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to individuals.

These resources are available Monday–Thursday 10 am–9 pm and Friday & Saturday 10 am–6 pm. With a St. Louis Public Library card you can print up to 200 pages per month from the databases, and Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online also have functions allowing you to email lists and/or records to yourself, or you can save information to a flashdrive.
Please contact Lisa Thorp, the Grants and Foundations Librarian, at 314 539-0357 or by email at if you would like to set up an appointment or just drop in to explore the databases and see what you can find.