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Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online  

Available for in-library use only at the Walnut Creek, El Cerrito, and Brentwood community libraries 

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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

Available within the Walnut Creek Library only

Thanks to the support from the Walnut Creek Library Foundation, the Walnut Creek Library is a Funding Information Network Partner.

Preliminary Funding Research

Remote users will find useful information on the Foundation Center Homepage, including a Fund Finder Search box to locate contact information on foundations and their 990-PF's.

The Foundation Directory for specific types of funding  must be acccessed by using the links above within the Walnut Creek Library.


Other Libraries

Richmond Public Library - City of Richmond -
Gransmanship Center

325 Civic Center Plaza
Richmond, CA 94804
(510) 620-6561

The Richmond Public Library, Grants Information Center, maintains a Cooperating collection of the Foundation Center and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.

East County Library for Nonprofits
301 W.10th Street (Located in the Rivertown Resource Center)
Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 779-1404

East County Library for Nonprofits houses an extensive collection of resource information and material to better meet the needs of established and start-up nonprofits. Resources available: Foundation Directory Online, directories of grants and foundations, tips on improving fundraising, building a successful board of directors, how to's for grant writing, forming a nonprofit organization, and much more.

Foundation Center - San Francisco
312 Sutter Street, Suite 606
San Francisco, CA 94108-4314
(415) 397-0902

The Foundaton Center Headquarters is in New York.  The nearest field center with a comprehensive library is located in San Francisco.

Compass Point Nonprofit Services
731 Market St., Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 541-9000

Compass Point Nonprofit Services is a consulting, research, and training organization providing nonprofits with management tools, strategies, and resources to lead change in their communities.

Web Sites

  • Nonprofit Genie
    Information and resources for the nonprofit community. Includes the Get Ready Get Set guide, available in English or Spanish, for people considering forming a nonprofit California corporation.
  • Nonprofit Good Practice Guide
    Helps you to manage a nonprofit organization efficiently and effectively.
  • The Technology Place for Nonprofits
    This site is divided into 5 main content areas: How-to, Community Discussions, Products, Service Directory, and News and Views.
  • Resources for Nonproifts
    The most useful sites found on the Web for individuals starting, managing and funding a nonprofit organization.
  • Gransmanship Center  
    The Grantsmanship Center'ssm Local Funding Sources include:
    Top Grantmaking Foundations by State
    Community Foundations by State
    Corporate Giving Programs by State
    State Government Homepages
  • Americans for Community Development
    Information on L3C's . low-profit limited liability companies.The L3C is the brand name for a hybrid structure that links business methods with charitable purposes in a for-profit entity organized to engage in socially beneficial activities.
  • Tides Center  
    The Tides Center brings together people, ideas, and resources.
  • Social Edge  
    Social Edge has become a site where social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and other practitioners of the social benefit sector connect to network, learn, inspire and share resources
  • Insurance for My Nonprofit
    This Site is operated by the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, as part of its mission to provide practical risk management resources to local governments, small businesses and nonprofit organizations. For more information on the mission and programs of PERI, visit

  • Nonprofit Virutal Library
    Over 100 websites from Michigan State University Libraries

Articles for Nonprofits

  • ZimNotes
    A list of articles on nonprofit topics written by a consulting firm, many on fund raising.

More Community Resources

Local List from the Foundation Center, San Francisco
Covers the following:

Technical Assistance
Service Orgs. & Assns.
Consulting & Training Resources
Legal Services
Loans, Meeting Space, Real Estate, Renovation 
Academic Programs
Computer Technology
Resources for Artists
Employment Resources


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