Foundation Information Network

Foundation Center Funding Information Network


The Ferguson Library is part of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers across the country and around the world. Like Foundation Center’s regional hubs in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, each Funding Information Network partner provides free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. All locations feature Foundation Center resources and fundraising research guidance and professional staff to assist the community. We also offer workshops and programs for local nonprofits.

Foundation Center databases (In-Library Use only)


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 Foundation Directory Online provides nine comprehensive databases. In addition to grant makers, companies, grants, and 990s, the new Power Search tool lets you search RFPs, news, jobs, foundation-sponsored publications, and nonprofit literature. The interactive maps and charts show a foundation’s grants geographically—right down to the ZIP code—and by recipient type or primary subject with three levels of detail.

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 Foundation Center: Maps is an interactive mapping tool that combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grant makers and their grants with Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy.

Our librarians can assist you in person at the Information Desk, 

Visit the following web sites for more information

Foundation Center
Foundation Center’s web site includes tools and resources to find funders, training and classes.

Philanthropy News Digest
This 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.

Grant Space
Offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.

Grant Craft
Register to access their vast collection of resources for thinking critically about philanthropy and building skills for effective grantmaking.

Issue Lab
Free access to thousands of case studies, evaluations, white papers, and issue briefs addressing some of the world’s most pressing social problems.

Glass Pockets
Showcases the online transparency and accountability practices of foundations.