Nonprofit Resources

Thank you for visiting Philanthropy Missouri's Nonprofit Resources page! To be added to our nonprofit email list, please send your contact information to

Please note Philanthropy Missouri is not a grantmaker. Our organization does not provide grants, nor do we match funders and grant seekers. However, we often partner with a range of other sector organizations, including nonprofit intermediaries, to offer skills-based programs and best practices resources to nonprofit organizations.

As Philanthropy Missouri grows into its statewide role, we welcome assistance updating this Nonprofit Resource Page to reflect current resources available across the state. If you see a missing resource, please email us details at

Nonprofit Intermediary and Membership Organizations
Community Resources
  • St. Louis Public Library’s Grants and Foundation Center provides free access to online, searchable grants databases, offering timely, comprehensive information on grants and grantmakers. Assistance is available by appointment and on a drop-in basis. 

  • Springfield-Green County Library District's Funding & Nonprofits Research provides access, with a valid library card, to demographic research, Foundation Center Directory, Guidestar, and more. Research guides on The Basics of Grant Writing and Grant Research on the Internet are also available. 

  • Kansas City Public Library's Business & Nonprofit Resources provides resources for establishing a nonprofit, grant research, grant writing, and Legal GPS. 

    • Contact: Hadiza Sa-Aadu, Small Business Engagement Specialist (contact form, 816.701.3659)

Philanthropy Missouri Events of Interest
Philanthropy Missouri Publications & Tools of Interest
  • St. Louis Regional Collaborations Directory: The Collaborations Directory is a catalog of the cross-sector collaborative efforts that connect and serve the St. Louis region. This free tool is intended to foster knowledge-sharing and provide context as potential partners contemplate opportunities to work together. The Directory is available in two formats: a printed PDF version and an interactive online counterpart, with the added benefit of sortable data. More information about the directory can be accessed here.
  • Missouri Common Grant Application: The Missouri Common Grant Application (CGA) Version 2.0 allows grantmakers and grantseekers to work from a common set of questions and definitions that reinforce solid nonprofit practices. Grantmakers who accept the CGA will host this form on their respective websites; some grantmakers may have modified versions of the CGA. Please keep in mind that every grantmaker has different guidelines and priorities, as well as deadlines and timetables. Any funder that has agreed to accept a CGA form may request additional information at any stage in the proposal process. Learn more here.
  • Major Campaign Report (formerly Capital Campaign Report): Philanthropy Missouri produces an overview of the St. Louis market for capital and endowment campaigns. These trends are significant for nonprofits considering launching a campaign, for grantmakers who fund capital and endowment projects, and for consultants and those who work with nonprofits in helping identify needs and resources in the community. A public version, with confidential information redacted, is available for purchase. Learn more here.