Where can I search for NGOs online?
Candid does not give grants/donations, suggest specific funders, or approach them on your behalf. More about Candid's mission. But we can point you to resources that should help you in your funding search.
NGOs (non-governmental organizations) work to address social issues in nearly every country around the world. There is no central search engine that catalogs the work and focus areas of every NGO.
Look for the country's agency in charge of regulating charities; it might have a searchable database of its registered organizations (for example, the Internal Revenue Service for the United States, or the Canada Revenue Agency for Canada).
If you are outside the United States and are looking for personal assistance, be aware that very few foundations give grants to individuals. Try an internet search for your country's name and "relief assistance NGOs." You can also browse the staff-recommended websites below.
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LibGuides at Duke University - Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Guide
Duke University Library's search engine which includes a NGO database and informational resources such as civil society issues, NGO activities, and NGO geography
NGO Advisor - World complete list of NGOs
Top 500 NGOs World, Top 500 NGOs USA, and Top 500 NGOs India. Investigating, scoring, and ranking non-governmental organizations, one NGO at a time.
NGOsource - Equivalency Determination Made Easier!
NGOsource aims to dramatically improve the efficiency of international grantmaking and inspire a significant increase in cross-border philanthropy by centralizing, streamlining, and standardizing the equivalency determination process for U.S. grantmakers.
Lists relief efforts in every country, including NGOs and other relief organizations working within in the country.
Worldwide NGO Directory
Worldwide NGO Directory from WANGO. Searches over 170 countries.