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About the Foundation Directory Online

  • The Foundation Directory Online, or FDO, allows you to search for information on more than 166,000 funders and 9.5 million grants. 
  • Search by organization, subject area, population served, or type of funding needed. 
  • Funder profiles include interactive maps, charts, and key funder details to help you identify appropriate funding sources.

Attention: UW Faculty & Staff

  • UW faculty and staff should coordinate with their local advancement unit before contacting any funders.
  • Certain foundations have placed restrictions on how and when the University of Washington contact them.  Not respecting their wishes can jeopardize funding for the entire university.
  • Advancement staff can quickly tell you if there are restrictions, and if so advise on the best way forward.
  • If you're not sure who your local advancement contact is, please reach out to:

University Advancement Corporate and Foundation Relations
(206) 685-7610

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