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Dec. 2, 2021
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Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a searchable database of the entire universe of over 92,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a searchable database of nearly 3,700 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a searchable database of over 1.3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 441,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
 
Available only at the Central Branch of the Birmingham Public Library.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online allows users to quickly search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. This unique online database — the only one devoted exclusively to the needs of individuals — is convenient and easy to use! Within seconds you can generate your own list of prospective funders.
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Birmingham Public Library (Central) - In Library Use Only.
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Foundation Maps is a data visualization platform for philanthropy. We partner with a wide variety of foundations and other organizations on custom projects that apply our technology to their particular field or interest, from Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy, which shows funding for democracy-related activities, to a custom interactive map that shows a real-time snapshot of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s grants approved in the past 3 years.--site Foundation Maps lets you:
  • Explore who is supporting your areas of interest by filters such as subject, geography, population served, type of support, organization name, and keyword
  • Get detailed information about funders, grant recipients, and grants
  • Discover new partners for collaboration>
  • Uncover trends, see networks, and monitor changes across the sector
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The Alabama Futures Fund seeks to be the first significant investment in an early-stage business venture that can reach attainable milestones leading to series A financing within 12-24 months. Their sweet spot is companies that have adaptable and coachable founding teams who have identified a significant customer problem and are working towards product market fit. This includes companies at the minimum viable product, pre-revenue and early revenue stages. Because of the risks involved in investing this early, their preference is to stage capital relative to milestones achieved. Therefore, they reserve significant capital for follow-on investments in our most promising companies.
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Started in 2006, Alabama Launchpad is the state’s most active early-stage seed fund investor, driving innovation and job growth through startup competitions and ongoing mentoring for Alabama entrepreneurs. Alabama Launchpad is a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama.
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On their website, the Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) maintains a list of organizations that offer grant funding to small businesses.
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Every year, millions of nonprofits spend trillions of dollars around the world. Candid finds out where that money comes from, where it goes, and why it matters. Through research, collaboration, and training, Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid's data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world. Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces to become Candid, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Candid's Foundation Directory Online offers a free search tool, FDO Quick Start, that provides access to basic information about over 100,000 foundations and 250,000+ IRS forms 990-PF.
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