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As a member of’s nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Hartford Public Library provides visitors with free public access to Candid’s electronic databases and resources.  At our location, you can access the database Foundation Directory OnlineGrants to Individuals and other resources to assist and strengthen your nonprofit organization.

Representatives of nonprofit and grassroots organizations and other patrons are welcome to use the databases at the Hartford Public Library at any time during our open hours.

Foundation Directory Online (FDO) is a fundraising database that gives grantseekers 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, FDO makes fundraising quick and efficient. This database can be accessed remotely (Library, home, work)

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Grants to Individuals Detailed information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals. NEW: The database also provides direct access to RFPs for individuals not associated with a nonprofit right on its homepage. This database can only be accessed at the Library.

Additional resources:

GRANTSTATION – FREE Access: This database can only be accessed at the Library. 

GrantStation provides access to a searchable database of private grantmakers that accept inquiries and proposals from a variety of organizations; federal deadlines; links to state funding agencies; and a growing database of international grantmakers.  The majority of funders that make up the U.S. Charitable Giving and International Charitable Giving databases are private foundations, corporate foundations, community foundations, and corporate contribution programs. A number of faith-based funders, association grant programs, and other grant programs are also included in the database.