Catch the Wave: Visit the All NewSawyerFree2025

Grantseeking Resources for nonprofits, artists, and students


As a member of’s nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and nonprofit agencies, Sawyer Free Library provides visitors with free public access to Candid’s electronic databases, The Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online and Foundation Directory Online Essential.  Here’s a description of each one:  


 A searchable database of 140,000+ U.S.foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate givers, including sponsoring company information.  Additional program information and expanded application guidelines for larger funders. 

*In-library use only at Sawyer Free Library. Not available until Sawyer Free is fully open to the public.



          A searchable online database of more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists researchers and other            individual grantseekers.  

          *In-library use only at Sawyer Free Library.  Not available until Sawyer Free is fully open to the public. 




Candid is now providing a way to access Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources from a single link.

To use this resource, you must register for a 24-hour pass. You can request a pass once every 30 days. Here’s how:  

Click here to register for your 24 hour Day Pass


  1. Click through the FDO link above
  2. Enter your email address in the box and click the “Next” button”
  3. Check your email
  4. Follow the provided confirmation link
  5. New users will be redirected to fill out a form creating an account.

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