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Grant Resources: Home

Resources for grant seekers and nonprofit organizations

COVID-19 and Grant Resources

The Newburgh Free Library is pleased to be able to provide  full access to the FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE Professional, Candid's (formerly Foundation Center) flagship database of grants and grant  makers, to anyone on site at our locations. The database may be accessed either through our public computers, or by patrons using their own devices on our wireless network.

Since not everyone is comfortable coming into the library during the pandemic, we are also pleased to be able to announce that Candid has temporarily allowed us to provide off-site access to their:


This database gives our patron access to profiles of 103,000 grantmakers, with the capability of searching their 990 forms for further information about the grantmakers.

Beginning on March 25, 2021, Candid will require patrons to create an account when they access FDO Essential, which they will then use whenever they return to  the database. This will allow them to store information and useful searches onsite, between visits. However, access will be restricted to one, 24-hour period each month. When patrons log into their accounts, they will be given a 24-hour "Day Pass" allowing them to use the database remotely within a 24-hour window, and the system will track their remaining access time for them. After the 24 hours, the system will show them the next time when they can access the system and receive another Day Pass, which will be every 30 days.

This limited time access will end on May 31, 2022.


 If you have questions you can email us at

The Foundation Center

Foundation Center - Knowledge to build on.   

The Newburgh Free Library is a Foundation Center Funding Information Network partner.  We offer a variety of free resources that provide funding information to the non-profit and individual grantseeking public.  

In addition to the two online databases 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

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.


Writing a Grant Proposal

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