Foundation Directory is the smartest, fastest way to search for and identify funders interested in the work your nonprofit is doing. Although available via subscription, we recognize that the subscription cost may be prohibitive for some organizations.

Because Candid is committed to equitable access, we offer two ways to gain free access to Foundation Directory.

Here's how:

Option 1: You can gain free, in-person access at any of our Candid partner locations. Search for a location near you.

Option 2: Our Go for Gold promotion gives a free year of access to Foundation Directory Essential to eligible nonprofits that have annual revenue or expenses totaling less than $1M and earn a 2024 Gold Seal of TransparencyFind out how your organization can Go for Gold.

Learn how Foundation Directory can help you find funding:

New to finding funders?

If you’re new to grantseeking, our free classes, offered in a variety of live and on-demand formats, can help you learn the process:



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