Foundation Center's Funding Information Network @ Jacobs Library
Databases (on-campus access only)
Funding Information Network Databases
Includes access to:
- Foundation Directory Online Professional
- Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
- Philanthrophy In/Sight
ASHE Higher Education Report
Links to the Foundation Center
Foundation Center publishes many resources on its web page including tutorials to help grant seekers.
GrantSpace is a service of the Foundation Center that offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.
IssueLab/PubHub provides links to research reports, case studies, issue briefs, literature reviews, and annual reports published or funded by U.S. foundations.
RFPs through Philanthrophy News Digest lists current requests for grant proposals published by foundations.
Other Useful Resources
Fundraising ethics are important to keep in mind as you seek funding sources.
Illinois Grant Watch lists grants for nonprofits, for-profits, preschools, education, community, faith based organizations, universities, small businesses and government. Subscription required, but you may sign up for free email notices.
Grants.gov and other sources for government grants.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.
The Donors Forum The Illinois Funding Source lists grant recipients by foundation, including a brief description of funded project.
US Small Business Administration Federal Grant Resources
About the Funding Information Network
As of January 2012 Jacobs Library at Illinois Valley Community College is one of approximately 500 free funding information centers for the Foundation Center. Formerly known as the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection program, in 2013 the network was renamed to better illustrate how the Foundation Center helps people find funding for their projects. The collection of resources related to grantseeking and fundraising is open to the community as well as IVCC students and employees. The three databases and non-circulating materials may be used within the library. Circulating materials may be checked out of the library by IVCC students and employees or by community members who register as community borrowers. Please check the library web page for regular hours and special hours when classes are not in session. Please call 815-224-0306 with questions.