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Grants: The Foundation Center

Grants information and assistance.

Foundation Center Databases

As a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the River Center Branch of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is proud to offer access to two Foundation Center Databases, Foundation Directory Online Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and one research tool, Philanthropy In/Sight®

Foundation Directory Online Professional

This database provides subscribers with access to an unprecedented wealth of timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Included is a database of the entire universe of over 100,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.; a database of over 4,000 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders; a database of over 2.4 million recently awarded grants; and a keyword-searchable database of over 700,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.

Unique funder portfolios organize additional funder-specific content in one convenient location and include: grantmaker-related news, job opportunities, and Request For Proposals (RFPs); grantmaker-sponsored publications; and officer and trustee affiliations.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online

An online database of foundation and public charity programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.

Philanthropy In/Sight®

This research tool is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today.

It combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, you can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before.

Plus, you can overlay grant data with your choice of over 100 demographic and thematic data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

Free Online Courses from the Foundation Center

The Foundation Center offers the following interactive online training courses. All of the courses listed below are detailed guided courses that reinforce lessons with interactivity, assignments, and self-tests. Registration is free. Click here for a list of all online training courses offered by the Foundation Center.

Foundation Center Proposal Writing Courses

The Foundation Center also offers several free online courses on grant proposal writing.