Foundation Directory Online (Professional)

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The Foundation Directory Online (Professional) provides information on more than 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities in the US. It also includes searchable databases of recently awarded grants, sponsoring companies, and recently filed IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF). All four databases, as well as the Foundation Center's philanthropy news, nonprofit jobs, RFPs, foundation publications, and nonprofit literature databases, can be searched simultaneously.


Help is available as a link in the upper right corner of the database screen.

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Dates covered

1999 to the present.

Updating frequency

Grant maker information is updated weekly. News, requests for proposal, publications, and articles are added daily.


Information is obtained from more than 35 sources including IRS returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF), grant makers' websites, annual reports, and printed application guidelines.

Type of coverage

Full-text records about grant makers including their purpose and activities, fields of interest, geographic focus, type of support, application information and grant limitations.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Foundation Center Directory.

Producer/content provider

The Foundation Center