Google, Information & Philanthropy lets users create custom search engines. Here’s an interesting example of how Google technology can be used to create more efficient information distribution in philanthropy.

Developed by, the custom search tool is described this way by the creator:

To assist E-Democracy.Org’s grant prospecting efforts I put together a little (big actually) Google Custom Search covering foundations, some government funding sites, and sites with fund raising advice for non-profits.

You can use E-Democracy’s custom search engine here and create your own here.

(hat tip: Lucy Bernholz)