Training details

calendar_today Wednesday, March 11, 2020

access_time 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT

place San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
5th floor Computer Training Center
San Francisco, CA 94102

attach_money Free


This class has been canceled. The San Francisco Public Library has temporarily stopped all public programming, due to concerns about the coronavirus. You can read its statement here:

In the meantime, you can view our free one-hour webinar, Introduction to FDO. 

Come learn how to use Candid’s Foundation Directory Online (FDO) at San Francisco Public Library.

Looking for grants for your nonprofit?

Come learn how to use Candid’s Foundation Directory Online (FDO) at San Francisco Public Library.

90% of foundations don't have websites! FDO is the most comprehensive prospect research tool for fundraisers, with over 140,000 grantmaker profiles.

A representative from Candid will be onsite from 10 am to 12 noon every second Wednesday in the 5th floor computer lab at the main branch of SFPL.

Starting promptly at 10 am, we will provide a 40-minute overview of how to look for grants using FDO, as well as Candid’s other services. You can spend the remainder of the time exploring the directory, while our representative remains available to answer individual questions about how to construct your search to best find potential funders.

NOTE: This class is for nonprofit organizations looking for funding. It is not geared to individuals seeking grants. We recommend you view our free one-hour webinar, Introduction to Finding Grants, before attending.

Space is limited! You can bring your own laptop, if you wish.

Foundation Directory Online is always available at the main branch of San Francisco Public Library, on the library's public computers or on your own computer via WiFi. SFPL is a member of our Funding Information Network, a consortium of partners that provide local nonprofit communities with access to Foundation Center funding databases, nonprofit trainings, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded social sector professionals.

Intended audience

  • All levels of experience


Bonus materials

Sign up now for the entire Grantseeking 101 Series at San Francisco Public Library!

Introduction to Finding Grants (Feb 12)

Introduction to Corporate Giving  (Apr 8)

Introduction to Proposal Writing  (Jun 10)

Introduction to Project Budgets    (Aug 12)


By enrolling in this training, you agree to grant Candid permission to document this session with photography, film, and/or video. Material captured may be used in future publications, brochures, or other printed materials used to promote Candid. Please inform instructor if you do not agree to these conditions.