Answered By: Valerie Weis
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2018     Views: 52

Two helpful resources for researching nonprofit organizations are Foundation Directory Online and Guidestar Premium.

With Foundation Directory Online (Use your Chrome browser), you can identify grantmakers and grant recipients.

Search options in Foundation Directory include:

  • Search Grantmakers - Search funder profiles to identify program areas, geographic focus, limitations, application information and board meeting dates.
  • Search Grants - Find out everything you need to know about a funder's giving and narrow by funder or grant recipient's location.

Use the fields of interest box to narrow your search by program areas (click on the view index link to identify programs). In the keyword search box use boolean operators like AND or OR for multiple terms.

Use Guidestar Premium to:

  • search for more detailed information about specific grantors/grantees including programs and results, and important financial and operations information.
  • identify organizations in the nonprofit sector by geography, cause area(s), and financial criteria. To access these search options, select the search option at the top of the page.

Additional Resources:

  • View our Nonprofit Sector Research Guide, which includes additional databases for researching nonprofit organizations.
  • When researching a nonprofit organization, don't forget to visit that organization's website. The website will contain useful news, publications, and descriptions about initiatives and programs that are being funding by the organization.