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 

Resources at IVCC   


Database Search Index - Visual Navigator Click on the Visual Navigator button to find relevant index terms for searching the Foundation Directory Online database.

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.

Research Studies lists recent publications of foundation funding trends.

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.

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.