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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

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Giving DuPage

This award-winning public/private collaboration connects donors and volunteers with their favorite local charities. Resources for non-profits include:

  • Publicizing Volunteer and In-Kind Donation needs
  • Resource and research links for development and volunteer management staff at DuPage County non-profit organizations
  • List of upcoming training sessions at Giving DuPage partner organizations

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services manages this site which allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards. By registering once on the site, the organization can apply for grants from 26 different Federal agencies.

HUD User

HUD USER provides over 1,000 publications and data sets for accurate housing research and information(most of them can be downloaded for free). HUD's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs, as well as conducting research on priority housing and community development issues. In 1978, PD&R established HUD USER, an information source for housing and community development researchers, academics, policymakers, and the American public. HUD USER is the primary source for federal government reports and information on housing policy and programs, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and other housing-related topics.


HUDCLIPS (HUD Client Information and Policy System) is HUD's official repository of policies, procedures, announcements, and other materials.


GuideStar serves the nonprofit sector with its powerful search engine and comprehensive database, providing comprehensive data on more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations, connecting them with donors, foundations, businesses, and governing agencies in a nationwide community of giving. Information available about nonprofit organizations includes:

  • Facts on employee compensation and grant activity
  • Benchmark a nonprofit's performance within its peer group
  • Collaborate with other organizations
  • Research private foundations' IRS Forms 990

Nonprofit organizations can add their annual reports, audited financial statements, letters of determination, and other documents.

Idealist (A Project Of Action Without Borders)

Action Without Borders is a nonprofit organization headquartered in New York City. Among other programs, Action Without Borders runs the website is a website that facilitates connections between individuals and institutions that are interested in improving their communities. Nonprofit organizations can post job openings, volunteer opportunities, events, internships, campaigns, and resources, and sign up for Nonprofit Career Fairs.

Illinois Housing Development Authority

The Illinois Housing Development Authority finances the creation and the preservation of affordable housing throughout the state to increase the supply of decent and safe places for people of low or moderate means to live. Information includes:

  • Direct Loan Multifamily Financing
  • Federal HOME Funds
  • Federal Housing Tax Credits
  • State Housing Tax Credits
  • State of Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Funds
  • Preservation Funding

Echoing Green

 Echoing Green provides first-stage funding and support to visionary leaders with bold ideas for social change. As an angel investor in the social sector, Echoing Green identifies, funds and supports the world's most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch. Through a two-year fellowship program, we help passionate social entrepreneurs develop new solutions to some of society's most difficult problems. These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to close deeply-rooted social, economic and political inequities to ensure equal access and help all individuals reach their potential.

Foundation Center

Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofit organizations and the grant makers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grant makers and their grants-a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. We also operate research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level. More than 37,000 people visit our web site each day, and thousands more are served in our five regional library/learning centers and our national network of more than 275 Cooperating Collections.


Non-profits can register to get in kind donations in your area. Good360 formerly known as Gifts In Kind International, a charitable organization, is the seventh largest charity in America according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy and is acknowledged as one of the most cost-efficient charities by Forbes magazine. Nearly half of the Fortune 100 consumer & retail product corporations rely on Good360 to design and manage the donation process. Driven by a mission of providing an effective conduit for the donation of products, goods and services from the private sector to the charitable sector, Good360 is a recognized leader in the field of product philanthropy.

National Association for the Exchange of Industrial Resources

NAEIR dedicates energy and resources into soliciting donations of valuable, new merchandise from corporations and redistributing this merchandise to nonprofit organizations, churches, and schools. Since NAEIR's founding in 1977, it has collected and redistributed over $2 billion worth of new, donated supplies and equipment.

The Nonprofit Resource Center

An extensive list of links to websites of interest to nonprofit organizations to assist with the form, management and maintenance of a nonprofit organization. Resources are grouped into the following categories:

  • Legal and Board of Directors
  • Support Organizations
  • Finance, Accounting and General Management
  • Fundraising 
  • Marketing and People Management