Grants Resource Center

The Hamilton Lane Library has partnered as a Funding Information Network with Candid. 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 resources to assist with all of your funding needs.

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

Check out Candid’s newest grant resource, CANDID  LEARNING!

In response to COVID-19, The Lane Public Libraries is able to offer some remote access to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO). If you are interested in utilizing this service, please contact Tess Catlin using the information at the bottom of this webpage.

COVID-19 Relief Resources

Emergency Financial Resources

Ohio COVID-19 Relief Funds

Raising Funds in the COVID-19 Era

Organizations Helping with COVID-19 

COVID-19 Funding in Ohio

Additional Nonprofit Resources



NASCO National Association of State Charity Official

Local Nonprofits

Butler County United Way

Fairfield Community Foundation

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
Lane Public Library
300 N Third Street
Hamilton, OH 45011

Candid Resources

Candid Learning


Candid eBooks

Foundation Directory Online (FDO)

Grants to Individuals (GTI)


Starting a Nonprofit

How to Start a Nonprofit

National Council on Nonprofits

Nonprofit Startup Resources

Directions for becoming 501(C) 3


Deposit a Gift


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




The Lane Libraries do not have Covid tests kits at this time. The Ohio Department of Health has paused distribution to libraries and we will not have any tests until further notice. Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page as they become available.   Current COVID and masking guidelines for the Lane Libraries.