Candid online collection for community grantseekers, fundraisers and philanthropists

QUT Library is a member of the Candid Community Program. As a member of this program, QUT Library provides public access to three electronic grantmaker databases: Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Guidestar.

QUT is also the home for the Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.


These fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders:

Please note

Visitors to QUT can arrange access to these databases by contacting the Business and Law Liaison Librarians at or by asking at the Law Library helpdesk.

Candid Online Collections

You can access Candid's eBooks and audio books covering subject areas including:

  • Advocacy and Activism
  • Corporate Giving
  • Fundraising
  • Grants and Proposal Writing
  • Individual Giving
  • Innovation
  • NGOs and International Development.

To do this, visit the Candid Overdrive page.

Select 'Sign in' or, if you have not yet created an account, select 'User ID help'.

If you are registering as a new user, you will receive an email from Candid to verify your email and you will then be sent a Library Card number. This is your 'user ID' which you use to access and borrow the freely available online resources.

For more information refer to How can I access Candid's eBook collection?.

Guide to philanthropy and nonprofit studies

Have a look at our Philanthropy and nonprofit studies subject guide for reference sources, books, journals, databases, web resources and other information to get you started with your research in the area of philanthropy and nonprofit studies.