As a Funding Information Network (FIN) partner, Defiance Public Library is excited to help connect area small businesses, nonprofits, and nonprofits-to-be with the financial and educational resources they need to turn dreams into reality.

Candid is available for use inside Defiance Public Library, either on our computers or your devices. 
What is Candid?
Candid’s data tools on nonprofits, foundations, and grants are the most comprehensive in the world.
As a member of Candid’s nationwide network of nonprofit-serving agencies, Defiance Public Library provides visitors with free public access to Candid’s applications and resources. At our location, you can access the database Foundation Directory, Grants to Individuals, and other resources to assist and strengthen your nonprofit organization. Representatives of nonprofit and grassroots organizations and other patrons are welcome to use the databases at Defiance Public Library at any time during our open hours.
If you have questions, please contact Renee at 419-782-1456 ext. 1301 or You can also click here to schedule 1-on-1 assistance with the database. Assistance is available Mondays from 4:30-7:30 PM & Tuesdays from 10AM-noon, scheduled in 1-hour blocks.

Click here for tips on navigating the Philanthrophy Classification System.

Nonprofits, start your fundraising here!

Candid’s premier fundraising tool gives grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists. By combining exhaustive data with intuitive search functionality and informative data visualizations, FDO makes fundraising quick and efficient

Get detailed information on more than 10,000 foundations that give grants or scholarships to individuals. NEW: The application also provides direct access to Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for individuals not associated with a nonprofit right on its homepage.

Access all of Candid’s live and on-demand trainings, webinars, and other resources designed to improve your fundraising, overall sustainability, grantmaking, and transparency.