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Search for grant opportunities from home! Temporary at-home access to the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online


About the Nonprofit Resource Center

The Fayetteville Public Library's Nonprofit Resource Center helps individuals and nonprofit organizations identify potential grant funding sources.  The library offers several resources for conducting grant research at FPL.  Additionally, there are several resources you can use to find funding online at home.

Upcoming Events

Virtual: Funding Your New Nonprofit 

Wednesday, February 24, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Launching a new fundraising program can be a daunting task. This program will explore ways that new and young nonprofits can raise the funds necessary to support their missions. Participants will learn how to engage their board in fundraising, set realistic goals, identify prospective donors, solicit support and properly steward donor funds. 

Melanie Palmer, GPC, CFRE, is the owner and principal of M. Palmer Consulting, a fundraising consulting firm specializing in grants, fundraising, leadership development, board development, and organizational management. Having raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations both as a staff member and consultant over the last 13 years, Melanie is a visionary nonprofit leader who loves the big picture, executes the small details, and wants everyone at the table. She is committed to the elevation of the grants profession, the empowerment of young professionals, and the maximization of everyone's unique skills. Melanie serves as the current President of the Grant Professionals Association, Arkansas Chapter. 

Register to receive the Zoom link for this virtual event.

Registration opens February 3.


Grant Research @ FPL

Foundation Directory Online
Connect with funding opportunities to make a real difference.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Find funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, and more.
Foundation Maps
See who's funding what and where around the world.
Print Publications
View a list of how-to and other publications available at this location

Get Help

To set up an appointment for individual help searching for grantmakers, or for other research questions, call 479.856.7250 or email


About the Foundation Center

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading source of information about philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

The center, located on the second floor of Blair Library, has access to the Foundation Directory Online, a treasure trove of information on over 100,000 foundations and over 2.5 million recently awarded grants. While most private funding goes to nonprofit organizations, the center also offers online access to Grants for Individuals, a database of more than 8,000 grantmaker programs that award money directly to individuals.

Fayetteville Public Library cardholders have access to all materials and databases housed at the library. The library offers free cards to staff and board members of nonprofit organizations in Washington, Benton, Carroll, and Madison counties.