Grants Collection

 The Grants Collection at the Vermont State Library is a Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner. The collection offers multiple ways to assist non-profits and individuals and is specifically designed to meet the needs of these types of grantseekers. The Vermont State Library is located at 60 Washington Street in Barre. Services are available by appointment only. Please contact April Shaw at (802) 636-0035 or to schedule an appointment.

Update November 2018:

For the past several years VTLIB has been a partner in the Foundation Information Network with the Foundation Center, providing access to three of the Foundation Center databases for research grant opportunities. Unfortunately, due to increases in price and decreases in use, this partnership will discontinue after December 31, 2018. Until then access to these resources are still available by appointment at VTLIB in Barre.


The materials in this collection reside in the Vermont State Library in Barre. If you are unable to visit our library there are other organizations in Vermont and New England with access to grant databases and materials.  

foundation directory online logoFoundation Directory Online

The Foundation Directory Online provides a wealth of information for grant discovery. Information can be obtained on over 120,000 foundations, corporate givers, and grantmaking public charities as well as three million recent grants. Access to the Foundation Directory Online is available on our public access computer by appointment only.

Foundation Center logo Foundation Center website

The Foundation Center's website allows you to use their online resources and tools, chat with a librarian online, discover foundation's IRS forms using the 990 Finder and much more. The website also maintains the Foundation Directory Online Free which provides basic information about private and corporate foundations.

grant space logo

A service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources specifically designed to meet the grantseeking needs of non-profits and individuals.  

Individual Grantseekers (Discontinuing on December 31, 2018)

The Grants Collection includes access to the Foundation Center's Foundation Grants to Individuals database. This database lists 6,200 foundations and public charities who fund students, artists, researchers and other individuals. For access to this database you will need to visit the Vermont State Library.

Vermont Directory of Foundations Online

The Vermont Directory of Foundations Online contains free information on grantmakers who have a primary address in Vermont or who have an interest in funding Vermont projects. The Vermont Directory is sponsored by the Vermont Community Foundation and the Foundation Center. Searching of this database can be done from any location.  

shelves of booksPrint Resources

The Vermont State Library's collection of grant materials is designed to help both nonprofit organizations and individuals seeking grant opportunities.  Our large collection offers:

  • Directories
  • Handbooks on grant writing
  • Handbooks on managing non-profits
  • Books on fundraising and development strategies
  • Periodicals and newsletters on grantseeking

All of these materials can also be found in the Vermont Department of Libraries online catalog. If you would like to borrow material from the Grants Collection, you may submit a request through your local public library.

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