Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
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Foundation Directory Online Professional
Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online Professional provides a wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of close to 140,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S., and a growing number of non-U.S. grantmakers; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 5 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Updated weekly, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online(GTIO) is an online database of over 10,000 foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. It is intended to be both a grantseeker's guide and a reference tool for those interested in foundation giving to individuals.