Best Places to Start


  Chronicle of Philanthropy
Provides news and information for executives of tax-exempt organizations as well as fundraisers, professional employees of foundations, institutional investors, corporate grantmakers, and charity donors. Along with news, it offers such service features as lists of grants, fundraising ideas and techniques, statistics, and reports on tax and court rulings. Coverage goes back to 2015.

  GuideStar Pro
Provides detailed information about nonprofit organizations including IRS Form 990 with financial statements. Also offers self-reported information about programs and activities.
Partially funded by Villanova School of Business.

  Foundation Directory Online Professional (Foundation Center)
Offers information on foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking charities. Grantmaker profiles include private and independent foundations, corporate foundations, U.S. federal funders, public charities, and international foundations.

  National Center for Charitable Statistics
Learn more about charities. Information on charitible contributions by state.

  IRS Charities & Non-Profits
Internal Revenue Service materials on charitable organizations and nonprofits.

Research, News, Practice

  Falvey Book Search
We have many practice oriented and research studies on nonprofits management, governance and performance. Use the Online filter to get ebooks

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Business news and research covers nonprofit and charitable activities.

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)
Business news and research covers nonprofit and charitable activities

Grant Directories

Use these directories to identify sources for grants,  Provides detailed information on over 2000 federal assistance programs open to local and state governments, organizations both profit and non-profit as well as individuals.

State Grant Sites Index to state web sites for grants.  Portal for finding and applying for federal grants.

Villanova Research Administration Find Funding Opportunities

Philanthropy Evaluation


Charity Navigator

Charity Watch

Urban Institute Nonprofits

Giving USA