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Foundation and Grant Information

Databases, including the Foundation Directory Online Professional provide information about foundations and other sources of funding for nonprofits and individuals.

Additional Resources include books on grant seeking, proposal writing, and nonprofits

More links to web sites related to grant seeking and philanthropy.

Click on the tabs above for detailed information.


Databases are available in the library only.

Printed materials may be used in the library or borrowed by courtesy card holders or through interlibrary loan.

Resources available during all regular library hours.

Appointments encouraged for first time visitors. Contact Susan Small at ssmall@okcu.edu or 405-208-5071 for an appointment

Two metered parking spaces near the library are available for short visits. Call 405-208-5071 for parking instructions for longer stays.

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About Foundation Center Funding Information Network

The Oklahoma City University Dulaney-Browne Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, plus a dozen other countries. Like the Foundation Center’s library/learning centers in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, each Funding Information Network partner provides free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. All locations feature Foundation Center resources and fundraising research guidance, other funding-related technical assistance, and professional staff to assist visitors. Many also offer workshops and programs for local nonprofits. Find a location in your area 


Specialized Internet Databases

Foundation Directory Online Professional is the Foundation Center's preeminent electronic instrument for initiating comprehensive, open-ended grantmaker and grant searches.

Foundation Grants for Individuals provides information on foundation grants available to individuals. Most are college scholarships or advanced research grants.

Philanthropy In/Sight combines the power of Google Maps with the Foundation Center's data on grant makers and grants awarded to create custom maps of grant makers or grants awarded.

These database links are available only through computers in the Dulaney-Browne Library.Students and faculty can log on to any computer in the library for access. Visitors wanting to use this system will need to have a library staff member to them log as a guest.


The library maintains a collection of books on foundations, fundraising, grant seeking, and related topics.

SEARCH for printed materials from the collection

Selected Resources:

Foundation Directories that include:
Annual Register of Grant Support
Directories of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas foundations
Foundation 1000
Foundation Directory, Parts 1, 2 and Supplement
Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers and Donors
National Directory of Corporate Giving
Taft Corporate Giving Directory
Taft Directory of International Corporate Giving

Specialized Grant Guides (Some 25 publications listing grants in many program areas)

Specialized Grant Directories
Directory of Biomedical /Health Care
Directory of Building/Equipment Grants
Directory of Computer/High Technology
Directory of Education Grants
Directory of Grants for Serving People with Disabilities
Directory of Grants in the Humanities
Directory of Health Grants
Directory of Operating Grants
Directory of Research Grants
Directory of Social Service Grants
Funding Sources for Economic/Community Development

Subject Directories and Foundations
Over a dozen Foundation Center titles as well as books from other publishers, listing grantmakers under broad program and subject areas


Books in the areas of:
Guides to grantseeking and proposal writing
Corporate giving
Specific program/organization-focused concerns
General and specific forms of fund raising
Government sources of support (e.g., Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)
Philanthropy, voluntarism and volunteerism
Nonprofit management and board leadership
Guides for actual and potential grantmakers
Grants to individuals

Additional Resources from the Foundation Center

Grant Space is a place to explore in depth content, engage with a community of peers and experts, and energize your fundraising efforts.

Philanthropy News Digest provides news about giving and funding in general and a search option.

Find Funders is a free search option for finding basic foundation information by name or location, searching by foundation name for IRS 990 information, and searching current requests for proposals published in Philanthropy News Digest.

Links to Other National and Community Sources of Information

GiveSmartOKC is a new resource that provides information about nonprofit organizations in good standing that are located in, or provide services for, central Oklahoma.

Guidestar provides profile data on nonprofits and foundations based on tax reports to the IRS. Searching and some information is free, but a free account is required to access the information. (Premium accounts also available.)

Internal Review Service Tax Information for Charitable Organizations includes information on how and what to file and what is deductible.

United Way of Central Oklahoma includes a directory of partner agencies and links to the "Vital Signs" reports on community well-being.

Allied Arts provides federated fund raising activities on behalf of arts-related organizations.

Arts Council of Oklahoma City is dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through free or low-cost large-scale downtown Oklahoma City cultural events and a variety of arts outreach activities that impact under-served populations.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation provides services to donors who wish to fund endowments to support charitable causes. The website includes resources for donors and links to projects including a list of central Oklahoma charities and a list of scholarships.

Sarkeys Foundation provides free conference facilities, non profit grants, board retreat grants and more to many charitable and non profit foundations.

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits provides training, consulting, networking opportunities and special events in an effort to strengthen the nonprofit sector.

State of Oklahoma website provides access to funding, licensing, and/or consultative agencies including Arts Council, Oklahoma, State Historical Preservation Office, Oklahoma Secretary of State, and Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Oklahoma Humanities Council is a statewide grantmaking public charity with educational, consulting, and grants programs promoting the humanities.

City of Oklahoma City website includes information about funding and regulating departments.

Grants.gov provides a searchable database of grants available through the federal government, as well as the interface for applying for these grants.

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