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Grants: How Do I Use The Foundation Center Databases?

Grants information and assistance.

The Foundation Center

How to Search the Metasoft Systems Database


To search the Metasoft Systems database, FoundationSearch you will need to come to the River Center Branch and have a librarian log you in to the database.

How Do I Search East Baton Rouge Public Library's Grants Databases?

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library system has many resources that can aid the grantseeker. While many of the books on grant writing and nonprofit organizations can be requested at your nearest branch library, the databases maintained by The Foundation Center can only be accessed at the River Center Branch Library. If you have questions about grants, you can contact the River Center's reference librarian online or call 225-389-4967. 

How to Search the Foundation Directory Online

  • Come to the River Center Branch Library (as a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, River Center Branch is the only EBRPL branch that offers free access to the Foundation Center databases).
  • Bring your library card.
  • Log onto any public computer or use the dedicated Grants Computer in the "Grants Room".
  • Cick the Foundation Directory Online icon.
  • Select "Search Grantmakers".
  • Enter search terms into applicable fields.
  • Review results.
  • Select and print or email specific Grantmaker's profile for your convenience.