Grants and Foundation Center Online Resources

St. Louis Public Library’s Grants and Foundation Center provides resources for local nonprofit organizations, including subscription access to the Candid (formerly the Foundation Center) databases Foundation Directory and Grants to Individuals at Central Library (1301 Olive Street). 

While the Library is currently open to visitors, Library staff continues to provide “concierge” nonprofit grant research (begun during COVID shutdown) for customers who complete this Google Form. Customers can make an appointment for an overview of Foundation Directory, and are welcome to visit us anytime to use the databases in the Social Sciences room at Central.

Foundation Directory Professional

Candid's premier fundraising tool gives nonprofit grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, Foundation Directory Professional makes fundraising quick and efficient.

Grants to Individuals 

Candid’s searchable database can be used to find detailed information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals. The application also provides direct access to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for individuals not associated with a nonprofit right on its homepage. Be aware, however, “that most foundations prefer to give grants to nonprofit organizations” as stated in this Knowledge Base article on Candid’s website, Candid Learning.

Please contact the Grants and Foundation Center at 314 539-0357 or by email at if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment.

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