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Foundations & Grants

The Alvin Sherman Library serves as a Funding Information Network Partner of Candid (formerly The Foundation Center) and provides a wide range of services to help those involved in preparing grants and soliciting funds from foundations.

Free E-Resources

Free Training


Candid (formerly Foundation Center) offers multiple classroom and online training courses to get you started with your grant search.

Free Newsletters and RFP Alerts

Receive free newsletters and daily alerts from Philanthropy News Digest (PND) customized just for you.

Sample Documents

Candid’s collection of sample documents includes cover letters, proposals, letters of inquiry, and more.


Candid’s Foundation Stats provides the most comprehensive resource available for generating tables and charts on the size, scope, and giving priorities of the U.S. foundation community.

IssueLab by Candid

Find ready-to-use tools and learn what leading nonprofits, foundations, and others are using to measure their social impact.