Grants to Individuals
(on site only)
HPL provides access to Candid’s Grants to Individuals, an online database of 10,000 grantmakers funding students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers through scholarships, grants and fellowships. Information contained about each funder includes application information, limitations on funding and financial data. The database also provides direct access to RFPs for individuals not associated with a nonprofit right on its homepage.
Search this database of individual 990 tax forms for fiscal data, contact information and grant information for private foundations, public charities and other nonprofits.
For more information about 990s, see Demystifying the 990-PF.
This database provides information on more than 1,000 federal grants administered by 26 federal agencies and is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is searchable by agency or category, but is primarily used as a tool to submit grants in the grant application process.
NYS Grant Opportunities
The Grant Opportunity Portal provides a one-stop-shop for anyone interested in identifying New York State grant funding opportunities. Anyone can access the Grant Opportunity Portal. A username and password are not necessary to view anticipated and available grant opportunities.
NYS Grant Action News
Guidestar consists of over 2.6 million profiles of nonprofit organizations including 1.9 million 501(c)(3) entities. It includes both funder and recipient organizations with information such as the group's mission, programs, finances and staff and board members. You must create a free account to access it.
Move Ebooks to Training and services
In addition to our collection of books on nonprofit management, proposal writing, and fundraising, you can also search and download Candid’s ebook collection on these subjects.
To create a login to access this collection, see Creating an account.
TRAINING AND SERVICES
Candid Learning (formerly known as Grantspace) connects grantseekers to Candid’s live and on-demand trainings, webinars, and other resources designed to improve an organization's fundraising, overall sustainability, grantmaking, and transparency.
Tutorials such as Candid's Introduction to Finding Grants and Introduction to Proposal Writing are available at this site.
Create a free account to view actual successful grant proposals and business plans in the Sample Documents section. You can also view Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and sign up for RFP alerts for possible funding opportunities in your subject category.
For one-on-one training to learn the basics of searching the Foundation Directory Online database, please contact Suzy Bloom at 631-427-5165 x 256 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.
NONPROFIT START UP RESOURCES
Nonprofit Start up Assessment Tool
According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are over 1.5 million registered nonprofit organizations in the U.S and this number continues to grow as new nonprofits are formed. Each year, over 60,000 groups apply for tax exempt status.
Candid's Nonprofit Startup Assessment Tool was created to help aspiring nonprofit founders determine whether they are ready to start a nonprofit and to direct them to the resources they need to build skills and gain knowledge of the sector. This assessment is for people who are either considering or are already in the early stages of starting a nonprofit. Questions will evaluate background knowledge, capital, and work experience that are relevant to starting a nonprofit. You need to a free Candid Learning account to access this tool.
Is Starting a Nonprofit Right for You?
In this one hour webinar, you will learn the legal and logistical elements necessary to start a successful nonprofit. You will also learn about possible alternatives to starting your own nonprofit that you may not have considered.
New York Nonprofit Start Up Resources
Here you will find links to New York State management/technical assistance providers, legal resources, nonprofit associations, state agencies and start up guides.
New York Council of Nonprofits
New York Council of Nonprofits Nonprofit Start Up Assistance provides services to help organizations with financial management, board development, legal assistance, fund development and more.
Nonprofit New York
See Nonprofit New York's How to Start a Nonprofit section for existential, legal, operational, and foundational issues you should address when you consider establishing a new nonprofit in New York.
Charities.NYS.gov - All charitable organizations operating in New York State are required by law to register and file annual financial reports with the Attorney General's Office. At this site, you can search for NYS charities, registered with the NYS Office of Attorney General, register and file annual reports with the Charities Bureau, and find other helpful information.