Nonprofit Resource Center

Search for grant opportunities, learn about foundations, and find resources to improve your nonprofit organization's effectiveness in a competitive world.

Hayward Public Library provides resources and information to help local nonprofit organizations.

Fundraising resources

Gain insight into fundraising opportunities with free access to professional quality databases that contain detailed information for non-profit organizations seeking grant funding. Note that these databases are only available from within the library building.

Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of more than 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 2.4 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 700,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is the premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to individuals.

Philanthropy In/Sight combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, users can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before. Plus, users can overlay grant data with their choice of over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

Customized technical assistance

To request an appointment for customized technical assistance with the databases, contact Sally Thomas at 510.881.7700.