by Caitlyn Boland, Assistant Director
at the Butler Area Public Library
Established in 1956, 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. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grant makers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit Foundation Center’s website each day and at more than 450 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world.
A number of libraries across Pennsylvania are already Funding Information Network locations of the Foundation Center. These locations include the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Free Library of Philadelphia, Butler Area Public Library, Pottstown Regional Public Library, Erie County Public Library, Chester County Library, Lancaster Public Library and the University of Pennsylvania. These Funding Information Network locations provide free access to the Foundation Directory Online, which nonprofits can use to find aligning U.S. grant makers and their grants. Through comprehensive collections, professionally certified staff librarians, and educational programs, the Funding Information Network locations work to promote responsible nonprofit management and successful fundraising.
The Foundation Center offers both free and paid subscriptions to its online directory. To learn more about becoming a Funding Information Network location visit foundationcenter.org.