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 offices and a network of over 450 funding information centers throughout the country. It provides training and information resources for grantseeking organizations and individuals. Its databases contain profiles of more than 140,000 grantmakers and more than 3.8 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 2016-2017 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.