Candid (Formerly The Foundation Center and Guidestar)
A nonprofit research and information organization that provides resources and services for grantseekers as well as grantmakers. There are cooperating collections located throughout the country, including the two listed below:
Grants Information Center — Dayton Metro Library
Grants Information Center — Minneapolis Public Library

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
A biweekly newspaper and online resource about the nonprofit world.

The Council on Foundations
A national association of grantmakers which works to support foundations by promoting knowledge, growth and action in philanthropy.

Exponent Philanthropy
A national association of foundations with few or no staff that provides information, advice and resources relevant to the needs of smaller foundations.

Independent Sector
A leadership forum for charities, foundations, and corporate giving programs which aims to promote, strengthen, and advance the nonprofit and philanthropic community to foster private initiative for the public good.

Minnesota Attorney General
This site posts data from the federal informational tax returns — Form 990 — and other materials filed by nonprofits.

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

A wealth of information on Minnesota’s nonprofit sector, including a searchable database of nonprofit organizations and a nonprofit library with documents on many nonprofit management issues.

Minnesota Council on Foundations
A regional membership association of family and private foundations, community and other public foundations, and corporate foundations and giving programs that works actively to strengthen and expand philanthropy and improve the vitality and health of Minnesota communities.

Minnesota Secretary of State — Business Services
The Business Services Division of the Minnesota Secretary of State reviews and files the articles of incorporation for nonprofit corporations formed under Minnesota statutes. At this site you can access the state’s nonprofit corporation forms and statutes.

Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations
A statewide membership association that provides leadership, education, and advocacy to enhance the ability of Ohio’s nonprofit organizations to serve their communities.

Ohio Attorney General – Charitable Law Section
Responsibilities of the Ohio Attorney General include overseeing the state’s charitable organizations. Registration and reporting forms and regulations can be accessed on the site, as well as sections of the Ohio Revised Code that apply to charities and informational brochures.

Ohio Secretary of State
This website contains resources such as information and forms regarding filing requirements of non-profit corporations. Organizations can also check the status of their filing in a searchable database and access informational brochures.

Philanthropy Ohio
A regional association of foundations, corporate giving programs, individuals and organizations that provides leadership for organized philanthropy in Ohio and enhances the ability of members to fulfill their charitable goals.

Propel Nonprofits (Previously Nonprofits Assistance Fund and MAP for Nonprofits)
This organization provides a more holistic approach to services that meet a nonprofits’ needs, including the ability to more closely link strategy, governance, and finance and to support nonprofits throughout their organizational lifecycle. Propel Nonprofits serves nonprofit organizations in Minnesota and the adjacent states of Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.