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Databases

Harford County Public Library is proud to partner with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the State Library Resource Center to provide our customers with the access to the Foundation Center databases. Access is easy. First, register for an online eCard, and then use your new eCard to access the Foundation Center.

Additional Websites

What is GrantSpace? GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations. Check out their training calendar.


IssueLab, a service of the Foundation Center, works to more effectively gather, index, and share the collective intelligence of the social sector. They provide free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world's most pressing social problems. They are also committed to increasing access to this knowledge by making it broadly available through the IssueLab website, other Foundation Center websites, distributed Knowledge Centers, and content-sharing partnerships with libraries, archives, and online communities.


Glasspockets is a Foundation Center initiative that champions philanthropic transparency in an online world.


Register for a FREE GrantCraft account. GrantCraft offers free resources that come in more than 10 languages and multiple formats, including guides, infographics, cases, blogs, podcasts, and interactive tools, making GrantCraft your go-to place for thinking critically about philanthropy and building skills for effective grantmaking.


Philanthropy News Digest (PND) a daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide. Check out their conference calendar, which provides listings of philanthropy-related events, symposia, and (on occasion) training held around the country.


Tools and Resources for Assessing Social Impact (TRASI) is a searchable, expert-reviewed database of over 150 approaches to measuring the impact of social programs and investments. It also features a community portal for nonprofits, grantmakers, and social enterprises to connect with peers and evaluation experts.


The Governor's Grant Office (GGO) helps state agencies, local governments, and non profit organizations, find, win and manage grants. You will find a host of information and training materials about grants and the life cycle of grants management on this site. You can search for an available state grant or foundation grant and click on links to take you to sites where federal grants are posted. Please note that generally, grants are not made to individuals or small businesses. Sometimes there are exceptions, primarily for artists, scientists and researchers.


The Community Foundation of Harford County's mission is to promote and increase charitable giving. CFHC does this by building and managing endowments and gifts to meet the present and emerging needs of Harford County and its nonprofit community.

Thanks to support from the HCPL Foundation and the Community Foundation of Harford County. The Harford County Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.