Fundraising & Grantseeking Resource

Looking for sources of grant funding for your library's programs and services? You can access the searchable grant and funder databases that are part of a Funding Information Network (FIN) location in Appleton.

Lawrence University has partnered with the Oshkosh Area United Way, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, and United Way Fox Cities to bring a Funding Information Network location to northeast Wisconsin.

Funding Information Network resources are available free of charge to the public, but they're only on computers inside the Seeley G. Mudd Library on the Lawrence University campus, located at 113 S Lawe St, in Appleton.

If you want to learn how to use the Funding Information Network databases, you can sign up to attend this workshop:

Introduction to the Funding Information Network Workshop
date: October 19, 2018
time: 11am - 12:30pm
location: Seeley G Mudd Library at Lawrence University, 113 S Lawe St, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911
Registration is required to reserve your seat: register by emailing Svetlana Belova at 

The library is located on the southwest corner of College Avenue and Lawe Street just east of downtown Appleton. The closest parking is next to the Lawrence Memorial Chapel (across College Ave. from the library). This map should help you find it.

Databases available through the Funding Information Network:

  • Foundation Directory Online
    An unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers from around the world; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 1 million recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
    The premier funding research tool for finding foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to individuals.
  • Foundation Maps
    The Foundation Center's premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world. With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.

• Seeley G Mudd Library at Lawrence University's event on Facebook
Funding Information Network page on the Mudd website