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General Purposes


  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2012–December 31, 2013
  • Location New York, NY, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant provides general purpose support to the Foundation Center, a national organization that collects, analyzes, and publishes information on foundations and philanthropy. The grantee operates five regional libraries and a network of 460 funding information centers throughout the country. It provides training and information resources for grantseeking organizations and individuals. Its databases contain profiles of more than 100,000 grantmakers and more than two million grants around the world. The grantee also produces and disseminates research on foundations and strategic communications that promote public understanding of philanthropy. Its strategic priorities for 2012-2013 are to: 1) connect nonprofits to the resources they need to thrive; 2) empower donors with knowledge tools they need to be more strategic; 3) build the global data platform for philanthropy; 4) communicate philanthropy’s contribution to making a better world; 5) encourage greater transparency; and 6) ensure that technology provides a strong foundation for the grantee’s work.