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.

Additional Nonprofit Resources



Jobhero Career Guide

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

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


Candid Resources


Foundation Center eBooks

Foundation Center



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




During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lane Libraries drive-thrus will be open Monday - Friday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Phone reference will also be available during this time. Book returns will be open 24 hours a day. The Lane Tech Center, Bookmobile, and Smith History Library will continue to be closed at this time.  More Info