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Identifying potential funding sources that align with your nonprofit's or library's mission is a constant challenge. The Foundation Center wants to help you meet that challenge.
The Foundation Center is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to connect people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do so. Through data, analysis, and training, the Foundation Center helps organizations and individuals research, identify, and connect with potential funding sources.
One of the Foundation Center's most useful and comprehensive resources is the Foundation Directory Online, a searchable database with information on nearly 100,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grantmaking organizations, as well as details on several million of the most recent grants these organizations made.
See how the Foundation Directory Online can help you find the right funding source for your program or project with a 24 hour professional-level free trial.
The free trial gives you access to the full Foundation Directory Online database of grants, foundations, and corporate donors, as well as powerful and flexible search features. Access detailed profiles on grantmaking and funding organizations (see example at right), including purpose and activities, areas of interest, geographic focus, types of support they provide, and how to apply for funding. Grant data includes recipient, amount, and other details on the grant itself.
After the free trial period, access to the Foundation Directory Online is on a subscription basis. There are several subscription tiers available, and you can subscribe on a monthly, annual, or multi-year basis.
In addition to the Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Center provides many other resources and learning opportunities for grantseekers, many of which are free or low cost:
Learn more about these and other Foundation Center resources in this recent post from Stephanie Gerding at TechSoup for Libraries.
The Foundation Center also has a number of nifty widgets that help you quickly access relevant Foundation Center information and resources, including:
If you want to connect with funders who can help your organization do its good work, the Foundation Center is a great resource. Sign up for a free trial account, check out all their other resources, and start harnessing the power of the Foundation Center for your nonprofit or library.
Ariel Gilbert-Knight is a Senior Content Developer for TechSoup
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