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Candid ( is a new 501C3 nonprofit organization created when Foundation Center ( and GuideStar ( joined forces in early 2019. Candid connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to do it. Candid provides data, knowledge and training on private foundations and 1.8 million U.S. nonprofit organizations. Candid’s databases provide detailed information on private foundations in the U.S. and abroad, including foundation grants, funder giving interests and types of support awarded, funder application and contact information, and information on the nonprofits who receive foundation and corporate grants. As a Candid Funding Information Network partner, the SST Division @BPL provides both print and electronic resources on foundation, corporate, and government funding, proposal writing, and nonprofit management.

Title: Finding Foundation Support For Your Education

Length: 9o minutes


Are you looking for undergraduate scholarships?
Are you a graduate student seeking doctoral support?
Are you seeking funding for continuing education?


This one-hour session on obtaining financial aid for your studies will dispel some common myths about foundation support and discuss:

What you need to know before approaching foundations

The different sources of funding

How to create a personal profile to attract funders

Online resources that provide information on scholarships from foundations

The application process, including tips on how to make your application successful

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