Grant Resources


The Council Bluffs Public Library is a member of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network (formerly known as the Cooperating Collections network.) If you represent a non-profit organization seeking funding support, or are a student, artist or researcher seeking grant support for your endeavors…read on!

The Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network is a program of free funding information centers that provides a core collection of Foundation Center publications and databases as well as a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.

All Foundation Center Databases are for in-library-use only, but you can click here to preview the database from home.

Non-Profit Organizations

fdoCBPL provides free public access to the FOUNDATION DIRECTORY ONLINE PROFESSIONAL, which provides nine comprehensive databases. In addition to grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s, Professional’s new Power Search tool lets you search RFPs, news, jobs, foundation-sponsored publications, and nonprofit literature. Professional’s interactive maps and charts show a foundation’s grants geographically—right down to the ZIP code—and by recipient type or primary subject with three levels of detail.

With this database, you have access to information about:

  • Over 108,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking public charities
  • Over 3 million recent grants
  • Over 1 million IRS 990s — fully keyword-searchable
  • Cross-Border Giving-See grants from U.S. grantmakers to non-U.S. recipients on interactive maps
  • 54 search fields including keyword search.

Foundation Maps (Philanthropy In/Sight)

pinsCBPL also provides onsite access to the Foundation Maps database from the FC. This interactive mapping tool creates maps which reveal patterns of funding activity and is valuable to anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Even grantseekers can utilize Foundation Maps to gather data to support winning grant proposals.

Resources for Individuals

gtioCBPL provides onsite access to the FOUNDATION CENTER’S GRANTS TO INDIVIDUALS, an online database of nearly 10,000 grantmakers funding students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers through scholarships, grants and fellowships. Information contained about each funder includes application information, limitations on funding and financial data. A detailed HELP section is also included.

Iowa Non-Profits

Iowa Non-Profit Resource Center
UI hosted organization that brings together resources and expertise to benefit the Iowa nonprofit community.

Find Iowa Non-Profit Organizations
Volunteers and donors use GreatNonprofits to search for ratings and reviews of local nonprofits.


These databases are only accessible onsite at 400 Willow Ave. For training on Foundation Center databases, please call the Reference Department.


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