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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: Find It, Fund It for Nonprofiits 

Wednesday, January 20, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Find It, Fund It helps match grantseekers with funders using the Foundation Directory Online Professional database. 

Registration is required to get the Zoom link to the program and opens December 30.

Can't make the class?  Contact us at to schedule a consultation.

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, is the owner and principal of M. Palmer Consulting, a fundraising consulting firm specializing in grants. She has been fundraising for 11 years and has raised millions of dollars for nonprofit organizations, both as a staff member and consultant. She is a founding member and past president of the Arkansas Chapter of Grant Professionals Association and a past president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

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 Online Individuals
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.