Community Development Works is a program of The Rapides Foundation

Foundation Center

Candid is a nonprofit organization that serves to inform the public about philanthropy and how nonprofit activities contribute to society. As a Funding Information Network partner of Candid, the Community Development Works (CDW) Learning Lab is committed to serving Central Louisiana's social sector through offering access to Candid's databases, specialized training and other professional development opportunities.  

The CDW Learning Lab is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. unless the lab is in use for training sessions or consultations. Call Felicia Walker at 318-443-7880 for lab availability. The lab is closed for all major holidays.

Electronic Resources:

When it comes to online research sources for funding, you won't find a more exhaustive resource than the Foundation Directory. Because it's updated weekly, you know it's accurate. And by providing access to 120,000+ foundations and corporate donors, 3 million recent grants and more than half a million key decision makers, it's comprehensive, too.

GuideStar includes profiles on every IRS-registered nonprofit organization, including the nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, governance, and more.

Candid Learning is your destination for all of Candid’s live and on-demand trainings, webinars, and other resources designed to improve your fundraising, overall sustainability, grantmaking, and transparency.GrantSpace SM, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.

Foundation Grants to Individuals includes profiles of 10,000 grantmakers with details on funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individuals. is a hub to inspire, connect, and inform youth grantmaking.Youth worldwide are raising their voices by granting funds that transform lives and communities. Now, there's a new gathering place for this dynamic movement: connects young people and adults interested in grantmaking to the knowledge and inspiration they need to effect change. This global hub, created by the Foundation Center, provides free access to case studies, expert perspectives, funding data, and a directory of more than 800 youth grantmaking programs.

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