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Foundation Directory Online Professional

January 26, 2018

FDO Professional provides subscribers with access to timely, comprehensive information on grant makers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of over 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities in the U.S.; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 9.5 million grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Access to this resource is provided by the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at UNC

(Source Davis Library web page)

UNC-CH users only

SPIN Plus Funding Database

September 1, 2017

Contains more than 40,000 funding opportunities in the Arts & Humanities, Health, Medical, Life, & Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences including Business from more than 10,000 sponsors worldwide. Users can access without registration from on campus or they can create a profile using a valid UNC email address. When you set up a profile you may save searches and set funding opportunity alerts.

Additional information and resources are available at

This resources replaces COS PIVOT.

UNC-CH users only


May 1, 2017

Candid was formed by the merger of the Foundation Center and GuideStar. The mission of Candid is to “Give you the information you need to do good.” From their web page the description of “What we do”  reads “Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.”

The organization collects, organizes, and communicates information on U.S. philanthropy, conducts and facilitates research on trends in the field, and provides education and training on the Grantseeking process. Most information is free, some is available only by subscription.

Open Access

Sage Research Methods

April 28, 2017

​Research methods toolset designed to help researchers develop research projects, understand or identify particular methods, conduct research and write up their findings; library of more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos including Sages Little Green Book and Little Blue Book series focusing on quantitative and qualitative methods, more than 500 social research case studies of real-life social research, videos, teaching and instructional datasets, and analytical tools.(Business, Education, Health, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology). (Source Davis Library)

UNC-CH users only