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Nonprofit Resources


Lexington Public Library is a Candid Funding Information Network partner.  These resources have been carefully selected to aid your 501(c)(3) in the grant seeking process.

We occasionally offer programs at Library locations covering topics of interest for nonprofits and grantseekers.  Click here for the current schedule and registration details (if required).

You can also schedule a one-on-one consultation with one of our librarians via our Book a Librarian service.

Questions? Ask a Librarian.


  • Foundation Directory Online

    Please note:  Candid has generously allowed us to make Foundation Directory Essential availble to cardholders remotely through May 31, 2022.  Once on the site, 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).

    Most exhaustive and up-to-date knowledge and insight on the social sector to fuel any fundraising mission. Expanded, in-depth profiles of each grantmaker plus inside looks at the grants they've actually made keep your organization operating at peak effectiveness.  Available only to customers inside the Central Library.

  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

A database of nearly 10,000 foundations that support artists, students, researchers, and other individual grantseekers with grants, scholarships, fellowships, and more.  Available only to customers inside the Central Library.

  • Candid Learning

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

  • LinkedIn Learning

    Helps anyone learn software, technology, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. Users receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts.  This service can be accessed for free with your library card.


    Experienced volunteer business professionals who serve the greater Lexington area as part of the nation's premier mentoring organization for small business and nonprofits.