The Parkersburg and Wood County Library – Emerson Branch is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center by Candid. As a partner of this nationwide network, the Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and online research tools to locate grants and funding opportunities.
These databases are available for community researchers on all public computers in the Emerson branch, including devices connected to campus Wi-Fi within the building.
All first-time users will need to schedule a consultation with our trainers to ensure you can navigate through the online resources.
For assistance, please visit the main floor Front Desk.
A database of over 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities. Also includes over 12 million recently awarded grants; and over 1 million recently filed 990 and 990-PF IRS Forms.
A funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers, for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare.
Candid Learning. offers information and resources specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in securing funding and operating effective organizations.
Claim and update your FREE GuideStar Nonprofit Profile to amplify your voice and demonstrate your commitment to results. Improve your understanding of the nonprofit sector and the organizations that serve the causes you care about.
Search across 1000’s of organizations for the evidence you need. Read or publish free research from social sector organizations around the world.
This database of the literature of philanthropy incorporates the unique contents of Foundation Center’s five libraries and contains more than 33,000 records, the majority of which include descriptive abstracts. Borrow Foundation Center eBooks through Overdrive to read on your device. A Foundation Center access code is required to borrow an eBook.
Access over 500 videos covering grant writing, fundraising, proposal writing, nonprofit startup, donor engagement and more from Guidestar and Foundation Center.
Use this tool to identify the standard terms that are used to describe foundations and grants, along with the hierarchy of categories and definitions. Included are: subjects, populations, organization type, field of interest, support strategy, transaction type.