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About the Foundation Center
The Foundation Center's mission is to support and improve philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed. To achieve its mission, it collects, organizes, and communicates information on U.S. philanthropy; conducts and facilitates research on trends in the field; provides education and training on the grantseeking process; and ensures public access to information and services through its World Wide Web site, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, and a national network of Cooperating Collections. Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Foundation Centerís website includes free online tutorials on foundations and fundraising, proposal writing, and nonprofit management. http://foundationcenter.org

Grant-Seeking at Fairfield Public Library
Fairfield Public Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. As a member of this nationwide network, we provide patrons with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and two databases: Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. See descriptions and links below.

Click here to search Foundation Directory Online Professional on a library computer:
This database includes almost one million grant opportunities from about 90,000 grantmakers. Either keyword text search all fields in this database or limit results geographically, by fields of interest, types of support, donor name, and more. Results may be sorted by total giving or total assets. Records include Profile, Grants, News/Jobs/RFPs, Publications, People and 990s, where available. Updated weekly.

Click here to search Foundation Grants to Individuals Online on a library computer:
This is one of the most comprehensive databases of foundations that provide a wide range of funding support for individuals for purposes that include scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and cultural projects, research, awards/grants by nomination only and general welfare. Either keyword text search or limit results by foundation name, geographically, by fields of interest, types of support, or school name. Updated weekly.