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Fundraising and Grantwriting

Foundation Center's Databases

Foundation Center by CandidThe Westport Library has the distinction of being a Funding Information Network partner of the Candid's Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy. 
You can access the following databases in the library:

If you need assistance, the staff at the Reference Desk is trained to provide support.  E-mail at


Tutorial on using the Foundation Center Database

Foundation Center / Candid Workshop

February 2023: Tips and Tricks of Using Foundation Center Professional Database
To watch a recording of the presentation, CLICK HERE 

Copy of the presentation slides:

To checkout past Foundation Center workshops, Click here. 

Foundation Center GrantSpace Resource Center

Grantspace by Candid - Ebook ResourcesGrantSpace has a ebook library collection that you can explore and use. Click here to view their ebook collection. To borrow items, first complete the ID request form.  You don't need to completely fill out the form.  Just name, city/state is required to get a library number to use.  

Workshops and Tutorials

For Upcoming Candid / Foundation Center sponsored Virtual training sessions, CLICK HERE

Link to Candid Learning - Checkout Candid YouTube Tutorials and Workshops

Checkout the Library Resources....

Link to Building Smart Nonprofits by David J. O'Brian in the Catalog
Link to Starting and Building a Nonprofit in the Catalog
Link to Nonprofit Marketing Guide by Kivi Leroux Miller in the Catalog
Link to HBR's Must Reads on Nonpofits and the Social Sectors in the Catalog
Link to Grant Writing 101 by Christina Ryder in Hoopla
Link to Only Grant Writing Book You'll Ever Need by Ellen Karsh in the Catalog
Link to Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits in the Catalog
Link to Responsive Fundraising by Gabe Cooper in Hoopla
Link to Grant Writing and Funding Coach by Deborah Griffiths in Hoopla
Link to Grant Writing for Dummies by Beverly Browning in the Catalog
Link to Nonprofit Fundraising Solution by Michael Solomon in Hoopla
Link to Branding for Nonprofits by DK Holland in the Catalog
Link to Forgottn Foundations of Fundraising by Jeremy Beer in the Catalog
Link to School Fundraising 101 in Freading

Additional Nonprofit Resources....

Link to Fairfield County Community Foundation
Link to National Council of Nonprofits
Link to Association of Fundraising Professionals
Link to Council of Advacement and Support of Education
Link to Alliance Voice of Community Nonprofits