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As a membership organization that supports regional associations of grantmakers, the Forum does not provide services to grantseekers. We value the efforts of nonprofits as the core of the charitable sector and work to protect the tradition of giving as part of the Charitable Giving Coalition.

Associated Grant Makers in Boston, Forefront in Chicago, and Maine Philanthropy Center are regional associations that serve nonprofits in addition to the grantmakers in their communities. Please visit their sites for more information.

If you are looking for a grant or information on funding sources, please consult our colleague organizations listed below.

The Foundation Center

Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of 470 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world.

The Foundation Center's Foundation Directory is the most exhaustive online resource for funding. Updated weekly, the Foundation Directory provides access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors. There are five subscription levels to choose from, including a free option.


Guidestar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. It provides information about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and much more. Nonprofits in Guidestar's database can update their reports for free. Guidestar combines the information that nonprofits supply with data from several other sources.

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. Through our powerful network of State Associations and 25,000-plus members the National Council of Nonprofits serves as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country.

Internal Revenue Service

The Internal Revenue Service is the U.S. government agency responsible for tax collection and tax law enforcement. The IRS offers essential resources and information on tax and regulatory issues affecting nonprofit organizations.