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Candid resources at CNE

CNE is a Funding Information Network partner of Candid. As a partner, CNE provides free access to the most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. It features electronic resources as well as professional staff to assist visitors.


About Foundation Directory

With Foundation Directory, you can put Candid’s extraordinary database and fundraising expertise to work for your organization, project, or client, while uncovering information on hundreds of thousands of U.S. foundations. It’s the smartest, fastest way to win more funding.


About Grants to Individuals

Candid’s Grants to Individuals tool includes profiles of 10,000 grantmakers with details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals such as students.


How to access Candid tools at CNE

Foundation Directory Professional and Grants to Individuals are available for in-person access at our locations in Charlottesville and Warrenton. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Charlottesville location is currently closed to the public.

Foundation Directory Essential is available for remote access throughout 2021 by completing a request form below. NOTE: Day Pass is a new feature, and the process for accessing the database may have changed if you’ve used it previously. See here for instructions from FDO.

After you receive the link via email, you will be asked to create an account and sign up for a day pass. The day pass allows you to use Foundation Directory Essential remotely in a 24-hour window. There is a clock at the top of the screen that will tell you how much time remains in the pass. After the 24 hours, the clock will show the next date on which you can activate a new pass (every 30 days).

Since you will be able to create an individual account in Foundation Directory Essential, you will have access to the MyFDO features that were not previously available. You’ll be able to create dashboards, tag favorite grantmakers, and save searches, and return to these each time you activate a new pass. The day pass allows Candid to continue providing remote access in a secure and automated way to people all over the world.


Request Access to Foundation Directory Online through CNE:

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