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Grant Resources: Grants Home

Resources for grant seekers and nonprofit organizations

New Guidestar access


As part of our partnership with Candid, the parent organization of both Foundation Center and GuideStar,  the Newburgh Library can now offer on-site access to GuideStar. 

GuideStar provides the most complete and up-to-date information available about nonprofits, so it is the best place to go if you need to research a nonprofit enterprise.

Writing a Grant Proposal

Grant/Fundraising/Nonprofit News

The Foundation Center

Beginning on March 27, Grants to Individuals has been merged into the Foundation Directory Online, Professional.

Now Everything is at one, convenient location.

 In addition to the online database listed below, the Library has a collection of books, periodicals and videos that cover such topics as grants, foundations, grant proposal writing, non-profit management, and fundraising. There are also links to other online resources, on the page below. 

Librarians are available to assist you in your funding-related research whenever the Library is open. For help, please feel free to stop by the Reference Desk or call 563-3625.

Remote access to FDO



Important News Regarding FDO Essential and Go for the GOLD

Candid has now ended their Covid-era program of remote access to FDO Essential. However, if your nonprofit qualifies, you may still be able to gain access through a new program they are offering.

Candid, formed from the merger of Foundation Center and Guidestar, is not only focused on providing information about grants opportunities for non-profits, but also aims at increasing transparency in the philanthropic world in general. To further this goal, they have created a system of Seals of Transparency, which make information about your nonprofit easily available to potential donors.

Candid’s Go for the Gold program offers one free year of access to FDO Essential to any nonprofit with an annual budget of less than $1M, if it earns a Gold Seal of transparency.(or higher) Just click on the link for details.


 If you have questions you can email us at

Books Available at the Newburgh Free Library

To search for Library books about Grants and fund-raising, click on the Aspen Discovery Link

Below, we have highlighted some of our Grants related books.