Foundation Directory Online

by Candid.

We are pleased to provide Candid’s exhaustive and up-to-date knowledge and insight platform to help streamline your organization’s funding and research needs as an inregral part of our CommunitySpace’s services. We share Candid’s mission to get you the information you need to do good.

To win grants, you need the most current, complete information you can get about grantmakers and the grants they’ve made. The comprehensive database and powerful search tools within the Foundation Directory offers you such access not available elsewhere since about 90% of U.S. Foundations don’t have websites.

Expanded Grantmaker Profiles

Recipient Profiles

Key Decision Makers & Leaders



FeaturingGlobal Search Bar

FD 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

Comprehensive information about foundations and other grantmakers. 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 241,000+ grantmakers, FD 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 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, Candid’s data and editorial staff continually monitor countless sources to verify that our databases are up-to-date.

Candid’s team is in frequent communication with grantmakers nationwide. Their eGrant reporters supply their grant data directly to Candid so they are able to quickly update FD without having to wait for the IRS to release the latest Forms 990.

Includes the following:

  • Private & independent foundations
  • Corporate foundations
  • U.S. Federal funders
  • Public charities
  • International foundations

A who’s who of people you need to know

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.

View Grantmaker Profile

Maps and Charts

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.


Gives you a quick visual reference of a grantmaker’s giving activity by subject area so you can see their actual giving.


Especially useful for finding national and regional funders, shows the geographic distribution of a grantmaker’s funding at different levels, such as state, county, or city, so you can decide how likely they are to fund you.


Useful for giving you a quick guide on the number of grants broken out by amount. This graph provides guidance on how much to request from a funder.

Grant Information

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:

  • How much funding goes to organizations similar to yours?
  • How much funding goes to organizations similar to yours?
  • How can you stand out?
  • Which areas of your organization should you highlight and what weaknesses can you pre-emptively address?