Business, Jobs and Nonprofit

Need a list of businesses in New Haven with sales over a million dollars? Recent compensation reports for Connecticut?  Help with writing a business plan or funding a nonprofit project?  Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the information you need. Located at the Ives Main Library, the department has an up-to-date collection of over 6,000 books, periodicals, audio-visual materials and powerful databases.

After Season Tax Assistance.
For VITA tax assistance on an appointment basis: email or call Cynthia (203) 946-8504

We now offer to our patrons! Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. It has specific business learning pathways.

Lynda.Com business classes include:
Become a Small Business Owner
Starting a Business



Then just click on the Lynda.Com logo (on the left) to go to the New Haven Free Public Library login screen.



Click here for Get Connected – Employment access!

Job-seekers alert!

JobNow provides live-anytime-anywhere job assistance, including current nation-wide and local job search engines and professional resume and interview help. We encourage you to  use this personalized career center!  To access this database click here.

Click here for info on pre-registering for a New Haven Works Orientation

Looking for a job?  Need to upgrade your computer skills?
Click here for a complete listing of computer classes.

Click month for detail info about out Tech Center classes in:

Grantspace is an incredible networking tool for Grant Seekers developed by the Foundation Center.  Click here for link to this helpful tool for folks searching for grants for higher education.

Business Databases  >>>

Reference U.S.A.
Continuously updated information on over 14 million U.S. businesses, with data elements that include company executives, contact information, lines of business, credit rating, sales volume, EDGAR filings, and much more. The residential portion includes data on over 250 million individuals, with estimated income, home values, and other demographics. Users can create customized lists for marketing or other purposes. Available at all library branches and through remote access using a New Haven library card.

NEW!  Gale Small Business Resource Center:  Covers all aspects of starting and operating a business, including accounting, finance, human resources, management, marketing, and more. Supports prospective and current entrepreneurs.



Gale Directory Library. Gale has long been known for publishing authoritative directories on companies, publishers, associations and more.


Nonprofit Databases  >>>

Foundation Center

The New Haven Public Library is a Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center.  Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.

Foundation Directory Online
Professional version of the web-based portal to the Foundation Center ‘s database of private philanthropies and corporate giving programs. Available only at computers in the Main Library.

Foundation Grants to Indviduals Online
An online database of more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. Available only at computers in the Main Library.

Use this premium edition of GuideStar to identify and sort nonprofit organizations by category and geographic location. Visit on one of the computers at the Main Library, then ask librarian to log you on.

Foundation Maps
Foundation Maps is Foundation Center’s premier data visualization tool and the easiest way to see who is funding what and where around the world.
With millions of grants from 2006 to the present, innovative ways to visualize funding data, and the flexibility and precision to tailor research, Foundation Maps helps funders and nonprofits access the knowledge they need to make strategic decisions and strengthen their impact.   Available only at computers in the Main Library.

Prospect Research OnlineProspect Research Online
Allows development and fundraising professionals to gather philanthropic and wealth information on foundations, individuals, and corporations.**
** Only available at Ives Main. You may need a librarian to log you in.

Nonprofit Links  >>>

Foundation Center
Information on foundations, corporate giving, etc., with links to grant-maker Web sites, statistical information, funding trends and analysis, an online library, Philanthropy News Digest, and Foundation Finder, a search tool providing information on 48,000+ foundations; searchable 990PF database. They also provide a topical bibliography for grantseekers and a free audiobook version of The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 5th edition by Jane Geever.

Financial, contact, and mission information on 700,000+ nonprofits, including Greater New Haven agencies; annotated links to nonprofit sites.   Comprehensive nonprofit resource. Library subscription enables complete online access: ask for password.

Jobs Databases  >>>

LearningExpress: Provides interactive online practice tests and tutorial courses for academic and licensing tests. Tests include Advanced Placement, Basic Skills Success(grammar, math, comprehension), Business Writing, Civil Service (including Postal Workers), College Preparation (including SAT), Cosmetology, EMS, ESL(Spanish), Firefighter, GED, Job & Career, Military, Nurse Aide, Skills Improvement, Technical and Career College, and US Citizenship. Also includes Computer Skills Tutorials (Adobe, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) and Writing Improvement Programs (with instant essay scoring and analysis for SAT Writing, GED Writing, Writing for Adults and High School, Middle School, Elementary School).

Jobs Links  >>>

Tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.


JobNowJobNow: Live job assistance. Available Monday through Sunday, 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST.   Other job resources available 24/7 online include: personality & career assessments, aptitude tests, resume writing, interview coaching, and skill builders.


Contact Information >>>

Seth Godfrey
Business, Jobs & Nonprofit Services
203.946.8130 ext. 211