Burton Barr Central Library is a cooperating collection of The Foundation Center in New York City. Information on over 95,000 U.S. private foundations and corporate donors, and 1.3 million grants can be found in the Library's Foundation and Grants Collection.
In addition to Foundation Center materials, the collection also includes information on government funding programs and a variety of books on related topics such as proposal writing, fundraising and nonprofit management.
The Foundation and Grants reference collection is located on the second floor of Burton Barr Central Library and is non-circulating. Additional circulating materials are located on the fifth floor.
Specialized resources include:
Foundation Directory Online Professional (Burton Barr Central Library Only) - offers extensive program details for leading foundations, application guidelines, and sponsoring company information for corporate givers.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Burton Barr Central Library Only) - contains nearly 8,000 foundation and public charity programs funding students, artists, researchers, and other individual grant seekers.
Arizona Guide to Grants and Giving (Burton Barr Central Library Only) - Arizona's premier directory of corporate and foundation resources for Arizona grant seekers.
Philanthropy In/Sight (Burton Barr Central Library Only) - an interactive mapping tool that enables users to map either grantmakers or grants to discover patterns of giving, funding relationships, areas where philanthropy has made an impact, and areas where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.
Foundation Directory: features key facts on the nation's top 10,000 foundations.
Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing: provides detailed instructions on preparing successful proposals including pre-proposal planning tips, components of the proposal, and guidance from grantmakers. Incorporating the results of 40 interviews with grantmakers across the nation, the Guide reveals their priorities in reviewing submissions and provides insight into what makes a winning proposal.
Foundation Fundamentals: an introduction to the world of foundations and the full array of electronic and print resources available to help grantseekers develop prospect lists.
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs: over 1,900 descriptions of grantmakers that support international relief, conferences, disaster assistance, human rights, civil liberties, community development, education, and more.
Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers, and Donors: provides data on active grantmaking foundations and the individuals who run them.
National Directory of Corporate Giving: features the most comprehensive information available to find grants from over 4,100 companies; includes samples of more than 9,000 grants.
Foundation Grants to Individuals: over 7,000 entries packed with current information on foundations that award grants directly to individuals.
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