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About the Nonprofit Resource Center


Find grant funding opportunities, learn about starting a nonprofit, research marketing trends and study entrepreneurship at the Fayetteville Public Library's Nonprofit and Small Business Resource Center. We offer online and print resources, free workshops and more.

Grant Research at FPL

Foundation Directory Online Connect with funding opportunities to make a real difference.

Foundation Directory Online Essential  Create an account to sign up for a day pass which allows you to use the platform remotely for 24 hours. A clock at the top of the screen will tell you how much time remains in the pass. Once the pass expires, the clock will show the next date on which you can activate a new one.       

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online Find funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, and more.

Foundation Maps

Print Publications for Nonprofits

Print Publications for Small Businesses


Find Funding

The following websites can help you find funding for your nonprofit. 

Foundation Center Websites

Foundation Center (now Candid)
Foundation Stats
Grant Craft
Candid Learning
Issue Lab
Philanthropy News Digest

Additional recommended websites

How to start a nonprofit in Arkansas
Association of Fundraising Professionals
Foundation Landscapes: Education
Endeavor Foundation
Arkansas Community Foundation
UA Center for Leadership and Community Engagement

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 on philanthropy. It connects nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. For a combined 88 years, the Foundation Center and fellow nonprofit information service GuideStar helped change the world by giving people the information they need to do good. In 2019, the two joined forces to become Candid.

As part of Candid’s Funding Information Network, the Fayetteville community 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, Candid also offers online access to Grants for Individuals, a database of more than 8,000 grantmaker programs that awards 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.