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Nonprofit Resources

Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world.

The New Hanover County Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of Candid. Each Funding Information Network partner provides free access to Candid print and online resources to ensure that the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving is provided.

Grant Resources

Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. Grants to individuals assists you in locating grants that are provided to individuals. 


Starting on Thursday, March 25th  We’re pleased to introduce the FDO Essential day pass. Instead of discontinuing remote access since the pandemic remains unpredictable, Candid has found a secure way to provide ongoing remote access to FDO Essential in 2021. The day pass works like this: you will click on the FDO link and be taken to a webpage where you’ll be asked to create an account. You will continue to use this account each time you setup a day pass in the future. The day pass allows you to use FDO Essential remotely in a 24-hour window. There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell you how much time remains in the pass. After the 24 hours, the clock will show the next date you can activate a new pass (every 30 days).  

Since you will be able to create individual accounts in FDO Essential, it means you will have access to the MyFDO features that were not previously available. You can create dashboards to save searches and return to them each time you activate a new pass!  We are continuing to work with Candid to see if we can increase remote access in the future. Stay tuned.

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