Nonprofit Resources

Nonprofit Resources
Information about nonprofit-related resources and Candid databases.

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The Sycamore Library is a nonprofit information resource center for the University of North Texas community and the broader Denton community.The Sycamore Library provides access to nonprofit-related resources, including three Candid databases.


Sycamore Library staff coordinate periodic training events and workshops that are free and open to the public. Staff members are available for one-on one or group consultations, during which time we can demonstrate how to use the resources and answer your questions. All of our services and trainings are provided free of charge. To schedule a consultation, e-mail or call the Sycamore Library at (940) 565-2194.

The Sycamore Library is open to all users. Databases can be accessed on any computer workstation in the Sycamore Library. Community access is available on two Sycamore Library workstations; ask at the desk for help locating our community workstations. Before you make the trip, please be sure to check our hours; they change seasonally. More information on parking on the UNT campus and navigating to Sycamore Hall is available in our Grantseeking Resources Guide.


  • Foundation Directory Enterprise provides grantmaker profiles for over 150,000 foundations, public charities, and corporate giving programs. Profiles for grant recipients are also included in the database. Unlike the publicly available 990 forms, this database can be searched by geographic location of grantmaker or nonprofit program/activities, field of interest, recipient type and location, type of grant award, type of grantmaker, and more. Grantmaker profiles can easily be downloaded or exported by e-mail. This database is extremely useful to nonprofit organizations seeking grants. It can also be utilized by grantmakers to gather information about the state of philanthropy in a given area. UNT affiliated users can access Foundation Directory Enteprise from anywhere on campus or remotely via the UNT vpn. Non-UNT users can access the database from one of the community workstations in Sycamore Library.

  • Reference Solutions provides directory information for more than 12 million U.S. businesses, government organizations, and residential listings. The information is compiled from the following public sources: more than 5,600 Yellow Page and Business White page telephone directories annual reports, 10-Ks, other financial information provided by the SEC, Chamber of Commerce information, and other sources.

  • Guidestar is a searchable directory that provides detailed information on many nonprofit organizations. It includes IRS-registered 501 nonprofit organizations that may accept tax-deductible contributions. Profiles of these organizations cover missions, programs, financials, leaders, and the IRS 990 filing from 1998 forward in most cases.

Sycamore Library has a collection of print books that cover nonprofit topics such as board development, financial management of nonprofits, fundraising, grant writing, volunteer management, program development, program assessment, and more. Circulating books can be checked out to UNT students, staff and faculty, and to community members with a Denton County driver license or identification card.