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Description
Foundation Directory Online Professional provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a searchable database of the entire universe of over 92,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a searchable database of nearly 3,700 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a searchable database of over 1.3 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 441,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
 
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online allows users to quickly search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers. This unique online database — the only one devoted exclusively to the needs of individuals — is convenient and easy to use! Within seconds you can generate your own list of prospective funders.
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Foundation Maps is a data visualization platform for philanthropy. We partner with a wide variety of foundations and other organizations on custom projects that apply our technology to their particular field or interest, from Foundation Funding for U.S. Democracy, which shows funding for democracy-related activities, to a custom interactive map that shows a real-time snapshot of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation’s grants approved in the past 3 years.--site Foundation Maps lets you:
  • Explore who is supporting your areas of interest by filters such as subject, geography, population served, type of support, organization name, and keyword
  • Get detailed information about funders, grant recipients, and grants
  • Discover new partners for collaboration>
  • Uncover trends, see networks, and monitor changes across the sector
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Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, 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. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
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Foundation Directory Online Quick Start is a quick and easy-to-use tool for looking up key information on all U.S. foundations.
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GuideStar gathers and disseminates information about every single IRS-registered nonprofit organization. GuideStar provides as much information as it can about each nonprofit's mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, and governance. If you're new to GuideStar, search the site to find the nonprofit information you need—it's free. You'll get even more information if you complete our create an account form and sign in—also free!
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This compilation, maintained by the staff of the Michigan State University Libraries, focuses primarily on funding opportunities for individuals, such as financial aid or scholarships for students, rather than funding for nonprofit organizations. Funding sources may be searched by academic level, population group, and subject.
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This compilation of grantmaker websites, maintained by the staff of the Michingan State University Libraries, focuses primarily on grants or funding sources for nonprofit organizations. Areas of giving are divided into broad subject categories. Emphasis is on grantmakers specific to the state of Michigan, but grantmakers that give nationally are included as well.
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Philanthropy News Digest (PND) a daily news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide. PND publishes RFP (Request for Proposals) listings daily, and the RFP Bulletin summarizes the week's listings every Friday afternoon. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grantmaking organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grantmaker's Web site or contact the grantmaker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grantmaker.
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