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About this Collection

Established in 2000, the Philanthropy Collection supports the information needs of nonprofit organizations located in DuPage County.

The Philanthropy Collection is also part of the Candid community. As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, we provide visitors with free public access to books on fundraising and nonprofit management, but also to Foundation Directory Online Professional, and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Guidestar Pro. These fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations and an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders.

The Collection is available to all visitors whenever the Library is open. Users that have COD Library cards can also check out materials.

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Borrow books

Sharpen your fundraising and nonprofit skills by accessing Candid's free digital library. Their Overdrive collection is always open and contains ebooks and audiobooks curated for the social sector.

Anyone can sign up for an account. A COD Library card is not required for using Candid's collection.

Philanthropy Databases




Free training from Candid
Live, online sessions conducted by Candid. New to grantseeking? Consider viewing "Introduction to Foundation Directory Online" available live and on demand.

Nonprofit Courses at College of DuPage
The Continuing Education department provides non-credit courses that will help you quickly learn strategies to raise funds for your organization, effectively communicate your mission and vision, and enable your board members to become effective at growing your nonprofit.

NIU Center for Nonprofit & NGO Studies
In 2015, Giving DuPage began its partnership with Northern Illinois University as a way to introduce Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members to an accredited and nationally-recognized certificate programs. Today, the NIU Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies works in partnership with the NIU Civic Leadership Academy to provide many exciting professional development opportunities.

Giving DuPage Nonprofit Members have access to discounted course rates as a benefit of being a Giving DuPage partner. Courses are centered on professional development, organizational efficiency, and informed leadership.

Your Librarian

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Christine Kickels
Office: SRC 3132
College of DuPage Library
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 942-2313


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