Research grants and learn skills to build the capacity of your nonprofit.
Bellingham Public Library is part of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to collecting, organizing and disseminating information that connects nonprofits and grantmakers.
Foundation Directory Online—Quick Start If you can’t come to the library to use Foundation Directory Online Professional, you can still access basic information online on grantmakers and foundations through FDO Quick Start. This free product does not offer the many filtering and searching tools of FDO Professional, but can provide a start to your search.
Foundation Maps A free visualization tool from Foundation Center that allows you to see what is being funded, where in the United States and the world funding is going, and who is providing that funding.
Grantspace A compilation of information and resources aimed specifically at nonprofits interested in increasing their operating, managing, and fundraising skills.
If you need background information for your proposal, IssueLab is a good source of current research on the social needs that your nonprofit is addressing. You can search any of 38 issue areas and get an overview of research related to that subject.
Connect your nonprofit or charity with free or low cost tech products and services, and get help making informed decisions about technology.
Chuckanut Health Foundation Advancing individual and community health in Whatcom County by investing in health related programs, projects, and health education activities.
Whatcom Community Foundation A public charitable organization created to enrich the quality of life for all residents of Whatcom County, the Foundation is both a grantmaker and a vehicle for donors to accomplish their philanthropic dreams.
Whatcom Nonprofit Network A networking hub and education resource providing resources, job openings, event information, tools, and more.
The Commons boosts the capacity of nonprofit organization to thrive over the long term and effectively serve their communities.
Collaborative network of nonprofits serving Washington State through advocacy, research, education, and capacity building.
Washington Service Corps
The Corps is part of the federal AmeriCorps program, and places members individually or in small groups or teams in organizations across the state.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Detailed program descriptions for federal assistance programs. Nonprofits qualify for a selection of these programs. The website includes frequently asked questions, a User’s Guide, and a comprehensive search function.
U.S. government grants, loans, and other resources for nonprofits. The website is divided in teaching about how to apply for grants from the federal government, and the actual application process.
IRS Charities and Non-Profits The IRS provides a wide variety of information helpful to all registered nonprofits, including forms and publications.