Foundation Center For Grant Seekers

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Foundation Center

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit organization that helps grant seekers research foundations and develop grant proposals. It focuses on nongovernmental grant makers. The Center publishes books and databases; conducts seminars; and staffs five libraries in New York, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, Atlanta, and San Francisco.

FC Public Website

The Foundation Center public website at is an excellent source of information for grant seekers. It links to foundation websites, 990-PF tax returns of private foundations, and government grant programs, as well as offering tutorials, webinars and videos on foundation research and grant writing.

FC Funding Information Network

The FC Funding Information Network is supported by partners in libraries and other nonprofit agencies in all 50 states. These agencies have core collections of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services. The FC Funding Information Network can help you:

  • Learn the basics of grant seeking
  • Learn about grant proposals and proposal writing
  • Find detailed profiles of foundations and corporate givers
  • Explore topics related to philanthropy, volunteerism and fundraising
  • Find resources on starting a nonprofit organization

Love Library Network Site at UNL

Love Library at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a Network Site, serving the citizens of Nebraska and the region. The staff at UNL Libraries' ASKus service can answer questions about grants and foundations.

To schedule individual or group training, contact Network Supervisor Toni Anaya, at, 402-472-4199

Love Library offers two comprehensive FC online resources that allow grant seekers to identify the foundations most likely to fund their grant proposals. Access is free but limited to the Love Library building.

Foundation Directory Online Professional   Foundation Directory Online Professional
Foundation Grants to Individuals   Foundation Grants to Individuals

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Send your questions, comments or suggestions about this page to Toni Anaya, at