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Foundation Directory Online

Foundation Directory Online is packed with features that help grantseekers find the right funding match for their organization's mission. To help you get a feel for some of those key features, we've put together a guided tour video to show you how easy it is to search for detailed funder profiles, recently awarded grants, company profiles, and IRS Forms 990. Be sure to check it out. And remember: FDO's three subscription levels ensure that no matter how small or large your organization is, there's a plan that meets your needs and your budget.

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To Help You Get Started in FDO

Tips for Searching Foundation Directory Online Professional

Learn how and when to use FDO's different search modes with this quick guide, which includes screenshots, diagrams, and search tips.

Users of FDO Essential and Preferred plans will find this quick guide helpful, too.

Field of Interest and Subject Search Terms

Using FDO's search terms can help you zero in on prospects faster. Browse this list of field of interest and subject terms for words or phrases that describe your organization's mission, programs, and services. 

See also separate lists for population groupssupport strategy, and transaction type.

Meet Our Faces of FDO

When we say the Foundation Directory Online has been the definitive source for connecting grantseekers and grantmakers for more than 50 years, we realize it’s easy for you to be skeptical. So, don’t take our word for it; rely on testimonials from dozens of subscribers who explain how Foundation Directory Online has contributed to their success. 

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Introduction to Finding Grants
Multiple Formats Available | Free
Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what funders are looking for in grant applicants and how to find potential funders.


Introduction to Proposal Writing
Multiple Formats Available | Free
This class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.


Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts
Recorded Webinar | Free
Gain an overview of foundation fundraising for individuals working in the arts.


Finding Foundation Support for Your Education
Recorded Webinar | Free
Learn about tools and techniques for seeking financial support for higher education.