Resources Guide For NY Non Profits



Non Profits – Foundations – Grants :

Association of Fundraising Professionals

The Association of Fundraising Professionals site provides resources on ethics, public policy, education and career development, as well as research and statistics related to fundraising and philanthropy. You can access some AFP publications online, including ready reference guides for fundraising practitioners, form toolkits, State of Fundraising Annual Reports, and article excerpts from Advancing Philanthropy.


Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Part of the Urban Institute, the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy web site provides a number of up-to-date reports on the nonprofit sector including statistical reports, analysis, operational information about foundations, and more.


Chronicle of Philanthropy
A Hill Periodical Collection; some articles available online at A key news source for nonprofit leaders, fund raisers, and grant makers. The Chronicle provides information on giving trends, top 50 most generous donors, top 400 charities, and more.


The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center is an independent nonprofit clearinghouse for information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Their web site provides statistics on U.S. private and community foundations and their funding patterns. You can also search their database for basic information on individual foundations, including accessing the most recent IRS 990 filings. is the clearinghouse for information about government grants. Information is available for over 1,000 grant programs, and the site provides access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards. Users can search for and apply for grants via the site.


Subscription database available at the Hill Library; some free access available at GuideStar publishes financial and organizational information on nonprofits throughout the U.S. Financial information comes from the IRS; organizational information comes from the organization itself or its IRS filings. Search for nonprofit organizations by EIN, geography, activity category, IRS subsection, and/or income. Some information is available for free; the Hill Library has a premium subscription to this resource that is available to all users at the Library.


National Center for Charitable Statistics
National repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States, the NCES’s mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.


The Nonprofit Times
Hill Periodical Collection; some articles available online at Geared towards executive management of nonprofits, this bi-weekly publication focuses on the business information needed for effective management. This publication also includes two annual issues of particular note, America’s 100 largest nonprofits and an annual executive salary survey.


Grants & Proposal Writing  :

Non-profit Guides: Grant-Writing Tools for Non-profit Organizations

This site provides free web-based grant-writing resources for non-profit organizations, charitable, educational, public organizations, and other community-minded groups. The site includes guidelines for successful grant-writing, an overview of the preliminary proposal and full proposal processes, and sample proposals.


Proposal Writing Short Course

This short course, excerpted from The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, focuses on proposal writing. It also stresses the need for proposal writing to be part of a larger process of planning research on, outreach to, and cultivation of potential foundation and corporate donors.


Writing a Successful Grant Proposal

This site provides a basic outline to guide users through the proposal writing process. The outline suggests topics to be covered in a grant proposal and also includes a section on frequently asked questions.

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage
Subscription database available at the Hill Library NetAdvantage allows you to search S & P’s Register of Executives, providing over 70,000 executive profiles to help you contact those you need to reach. Biographical information about executives can include directorships, alma maters, and fraternal or professional associations.


Metropolitan Risk Advisory

Provides risk management & insurance brokerage service, advice, and insurance coverage in the following lines of insurance: NY Non Profit General Liability Insurance, NY Non Profit Workers Compensation Insurance, NY Directors & Officers Liability Insurance, NY Fiduciary Liability Insurance.

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