The Tuscaloosa Public Library Main Library is a member of the Foundation Center’s network of more than 450 Cooperating Collections. Available to grantseekers at no cost, this service provides quick, easy and convenient access to Foundation Directory Online, the leading grantseeking database on the web, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Philanthropy In/Sight, an interactive mapping tool that reveals patterns of giving and funding relationships, and a core collection of Foundation Center directories and publications. Available on in-house computers at the Tuscaloosa Public Library.

TPL’s Grant Research Center is staffed by trained reference librarians for assistance. In addition, the center provides a selection of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers in one helpful location. Look for grant-related training opportunities in the near future.


Foundation Directory Online Professional:

Allows you to search 95,000+ foundations; 3,600 corporate givers and grant making public charities, as well as a file of 1.6 million grants from the largest foundations.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online:

An online database of more than 6,500+ foundations and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers and other individual grant seekers.

Philanthropy In/Sight:

In/Sight combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grant makers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, users can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships.

Alabama Resources

To quickly inject money into the economy by using pre-existing programs, criteria and funding methods. Some of the money will be distributed directly and automatically to federal agencies. Other portions will go directly to state and local governments. Still other portions will be available from federal agencies through a competitive application process.

Apply for Federal Government Grants for Education, College, Personal, Housing, and Small Business Needs.

Alabama State Council of the Arts: Programs to address the needs of the arts in Alabama, these programs aid large and small cultural institutions, local arts councils, emerging and experimental arts groups, traditional folk arts, arts in education, creative and performing artists, as well as a wide variety of community and statewide projects.

Alabama Humanities Foundation: Creates and fosters opportunities to explore human values and meanings through the humanities. We offer the humanities to Alabamians to enhance their minds and enrich their lives.


Foundation Center Webinars: To help you master the world of foundation fundraising, proposal writing, and all that goes into getting the grants you need, the Foundation Center offers short web-based training courses (webinars).

Tuscaloosa Public Library:

Check the Library’s monthly calendars for upcoming classes or subscribe here for our Grant Program Mailing List.