Grants & Nonprofits

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Information on Grantmakers

West Regional Library is for Grants:

Candid Community

The Candid Community websites are available at the West Regional Library. Candid is a nonprofit that helps other nonprofits serve their communities. Nonprofits and individuals seeking funding, scholarships, or fellowships can access Foundation Directory to find and connect with funders. Access GuideStar to research local nonprofits to support and to find services.

You must be at the West Regional Library to access these databases.

Foundation Directory Online

Research tool to help nonprofits and individuals find the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects.


Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available. Help those in need find resources they rely on, such as food banks or shelters.

Alabama Fundraising Licensing - Charitable Solicitation Registration and Compliance
Chronicle of Philanthropy
Federal Register - Browse or search listings of federal grant opportunities
Free White Paper: Charitable Solicitation Compliance
Government Grants and Loans
Grantsmanship Center - Daily listings of grant opportunities from the Federal Register, contact information for community foundations, etc. - Provides information on grant seeking and advice on putting your grant proposal together for submission - Advice for nonprofits
National Council of Nonprofits
Start a Nonprofit in Alabama - How to set up a nonprofit organization with state specific guidelines