Foundation Directory (FD)

FDO logoAs part of our training partnership with, The Helen Bader Institute (HBI) for Nonprofit Management at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) is now one of over 400 partners in Candid’s Funding Information Network. This includes access to Foundation Directory, a searchable application that provides unsurpassed levels of comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. Grantmakers and their grants. You can search based on subject, geography, Grantmaker type, type of support, trustee names, and many other search fields.

HBI offers a monthly online course, Introduction to the Foundation Directory, to guide nonprofit leaders searching for grantmakers who have funded organizations working on causes and with communities similar to those you serve. Learn more and register for the session of your choice through HBI’s Nonprofit Skills Academy.


Since 1956, Candid has been the primary source of factual information on private foundations and philanthropy in the United States. Candid and its partners are designed to provide current information for the fund-seeking public and those researching private foundations, philanthropy, nonprofit organization and management, volunteerism, fundraising, grantmaking, letter and proposal writing. There are also other network partners throughout Wisconsin: