Built with the highest quality data and best-in-class prospecting tools.
Foundation Directory Online (FDO) objective is to deliver quality funding prospects. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO delivers the information you need to reach your fundraising goals quickly and efficiently.
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FDO features a global search bar and comprehensive results page to address all your prospecting needs. Simply enter a phrase describing your work. When you enter a phrase that describes what you're looking for, the results provide Use Advanced Search & Filters fields to edit/refine your search or when phrases don't deliver optimal results. Either type of search will deliver a results page that includes Grantmakers, Grants and Recipients. The total amount of a Grantmaker's funding isn't always relevant, so Grantmaker lists include "Amount Funded" data which allows you to see how much the grantmaker funded based on your specific search criteria.
Grantmaker profiles provide a powerful summary overview of the funder's work along with all the pertinent details fundraisers need to find and approach great prospects.
With information on more than 140,000 grantmakers, FDO can help you find the funders you don't know yet. The majority of these grantmakers do not have websites and would otherwise be almost impossible to find.
The data in Foundation Directory Online is compiled from IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF, grantmaker websites, annual reports, printed application guidelines, the philanthropic press, and various other sources. In all, Foundation Center's data and editorial staff continually monitors countless sources to verify that our databases are up-to-date.
Our team is also in frequent communication with grantmakers nationwide. Our eGrant reporters supply their grant data to us directly so we can quickly update FDO without having to wait for the IRS to release the latest Forms 990.
Grantmaker Profiles include:
The built-in LinkedIn integration allows you to see who can help you make that connection. Learn the names of people and companies that serve as board members, trustees, and donors, so you can plan and build the relationships that will be most useful for your organization.
A better perspective on foundation activity.
Quickly identify giving trends to see if a grantmaker is likely to give in your geographic area or in your field in the upcoming year.
Detailed grant information, including recipients, descriptions, and types of support, helps you determine which funders are most likely to fund your work, how much to request, and what to highlight in a grant proposal.
This data helps you better understand a foundation and its giving priorities and helps answer questions such as:
Recipient profiles provide insights and data to understand the fundraising opportunities based on the successes of similar organizations. Tap into these insights to help shape your prospecting strategy. You may discover a grantmaker not on your radar!
Workspace enables you to keep track of your prospect research. This is where you will access saved searches, favorites, tags and alerts. You can also use the Assessment Tool to evaluate funders and keep track of the tasks associated with prospecting and applying for grants.
Fully searchable, digitized copies of grantmaker's 990PF tax forms are posted on the grantmaker profiles.