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Library resources and knowledgeable librarians can help you find information for writing a business plan, analyzing market demographics, building prospect lists, researching stocks and mutual funds, finding grants and more.

Business Research Tools

Nonprofit Resources

Find grants for your nonprofit with resources available to the Library through Candid.

Foundation Directory - Essential

Find grants and foundations to support your nonprofit based on your area of interest and location. Save searches and tag favorites using the MyFDO feature. At-home access is available to STDL card holders through May 31, 2022. Limited to one 24-hour period per month, using a password that you create.

More Resources


Search this free nonprofit lookup, including many IRS 990 forms. You must sign up for an account to view most information.


Find general bond market information including ratings, news, benchmark yields, market activity and performance information from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.