Grants Resource Center

The Hamilton Lane Library has partnered with the Foundation Center to join the Funding Information Network. This network has over 480 locations nationwide and is the largest nonprofit organization providing resources on funding, grants and philanthropy. At the Hamilton Lane Library, there are printed and electronic resources to assist with all of your fundraising needs.

What we offer

These classes provide formal training on how to effectively use the Foundation Center resources provided at the Hamilton Lane Library. Click here for current classes, which are part of the Hamilton Lane Library’s program offerings. These classes focus both on print and electronic resources and registration is required.

The Lane Libraries also offers individual instruction sessions on the Foundation Center resources and related topics. Contact Tess Catlin at the Hamilton Lane Library for more information.

Additional Nonprofit Resources




Jobhero Career Guide

NASCO National Association of State Charity Official

Local Nonprofits

Butler County United Way

Grant Professionals Association

Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Hamilton Community Foundation

Philanthropy Ohio

Government Nonprofit Resources

Directions for staying tax exempt

State of Ohio Charity Office


Contact Tess Catlin, Public Services Librarian

Starting a Nonprofit

How to Start a Nonprofit

Grantseeking for New Nonprofits

National Council on Nonprofits

Directions for becoming 501(C) 3


Deposit a Gift


Foundation Center Resources

Foundation Center Online Databases


Grant Opportunities

Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Hamilton Community Foundation

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Ohio Arts Council

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency

Ohio History Connection

Ohio Humanities

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