Candid (formerly the Foundation Center)

For a limited time, LFPL patrons can access Candid's FDO Essential from home.

For a limited time, Candid's Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Essential is accessible from home for Louisville Free Public Library patrons. This database allows you to quickly identify your most likely funders and simplify the process of securing funding from them.

A Cooperating Collection of Candid

The Library's Foundation Center is designed to serve the needs of a broad range of nonprofit organizations: from the grassroots, neighborhood-focused organization to the large institutions; from the volunteer grant seeker to the experienced fundraiser.

The grant seeker will find here current information regarding private and corporate foundations, individual donors, grants awarded in specific fields, U.S. Government funding and grants for individuals.

The Foundation Center, established in 1975, is an affiliate of the Foundation Center in New York City and receives resources and technical assistance from this national clearinghouse.


All materials are available for use at the Main Library, North Building, second floor. Specially trained librarians maintain the collection and are available to help you.

Grantseeking Basics for Nonprofit Organizations workshops are given once a month. Check our calendar of events for the next scheduled workshop, or call (502) 574-1611 for more information or to make arrangements for group orientations or individualized assistance. 

Photocopiers, microform reader/printers and computer work stations are available for making copies. The Library will bill patrons who request copies by telephone, FAX, mail or interlibrary loan. A handling fee will be added to these requests.


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Foundation Center Cooperating Collections in the Region

These institutions provide a core collection of information on foundations, grants and supplementary materials. Those marked with an asterisk (*) have the IRS tax returns for the private foundations incorporated in their state or region as shown in parentheses.

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Last Updated: 04/01/2016