Foundation Directory Online (Professional) Now Available!

Howard-Tilton Memorial Library in collaboration with the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, is excited to announce the purchase of the Foundation Directory Online Professional.

Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. An indispensable tool for identifying sources of funding for your project, access is available to all Tulane students, staff, and faculty both on-campus and online via the Library.  

Our subscription includes:
  • a database of the entire universe of U.S. foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities, plus a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers;
  • a database of sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders;
  • a database of recently awarded grants; and
  • a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Unique funder portfolios organize additional funder-specific content in one convenient location and include: grantmaker-related news, job opportunities, and Requests For Proposals (RFPs); grantmaker-sponsored publications; and officer and trustee affiliations.

Aside from the four major databases, Foundation Directory Online Professional also includes a keyword search option called Power Search that allows subscribers to search across all four of those databases at once, while at the same time searching across additional Foundation Center databases: news, jobs, RFPs, nonprofit-sector research reports, and nonprofit literature.

Foundation Directory Online Professional also provides exclusive funder-specific functionality: the ability to search across a funder's grants with customized search indexes; the ability to map a funder's grants for any given year by recipient type or grant subject and drill down to view disbursements by county, city, ZIP code, or congressional district; the ability to chart a funder's grants for any given year by recipient type or grant subject and drill down to view disbursements by secondary and tertiary category; the ability to sign up to receive funder-specific e-mail alerts; and the ability to search across all four Foundation Directory Online databases as well as the Foundation Center's philanthropy news, nonprofit jobs, RFPs, foundation publications, and nonprofit literature databases simultaneously . (Source: About Foundation Directory Online, 2016).

If you experience any problems with access or for more information on identifying funding opportunities please visit our Funding & Grant Research Guide or contact us at

Tulane specific training on using the Foundation Directory Online will be available on Nov 30th, Dec 6 and Dec 9th, please see our events page to learn more!

Access to this database is provided for discovery purposes only. Tulane requires all funding requests to entities outside of the university be submitted through either the Sponsored Projects Administration or Corporate and Foundation Relations. Please contact either office for clarification.