Foundation Center Cooperating Collection
We are pleased to announce that the Ridgefield Library has been selected to serve as a Cooperating
Collection of the prestigious Foundation Center in New York City. Cooperating Collections provide
under-resourced and underserved populations in need of vital information and training with tools they
can use to become successful grantseekers. At locations throughout the country, Cooperating Collections
offer access free of charge to the Center’s detailed information on grantmakers and how to apply for grants.
Contact: Christie Mitchell, Reference Librarian 203-438-2282 x1014 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation Center's databases are the leading resource for funding information and research providing the most comprehensive information on U.S. grants and grantmakers. Available on library computers only.
Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Connecticut Grantmakers Online - Access will be DISCONTINUED on December 31, 2013 and content is no longer being updated. Provided by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
Available on library computers only.
Introducing a free version of Foundation Directory Online available on the Internet. View basic profiles of nearly 90,000 U.S. foundations searchable by name and location. Search Form 990-PF's by keyword. Full search features are available in Foundation Directory Online, on library computers only.
Contact the Ridgefield Library Reference Desk at 203-438-2282 x1014
Ask the Foundation Center's Online Librarian - Click on the red button
The Foundation Center - Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Thousands of people visit the Center’s web site each day and are served in its five regional learning centers and its national network of Cooperating Collections.
your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants
the Foundation Center’s learning community for the social sector
GuideStar - information on nonprofits
Philanthropy Journal - nonprofit news and resources
Foundation Center Cooperating Collection print resources are housed in a designated area near the Reference Desk on the Library's first floor. Also found in this area are additional materials on related topics from our circulating collection.
Reference Books from the Foundation Center
After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship
America's Nonprofit Sector
Annual Register of Grant Support (2012)
Board Member's Book
The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th ed.
The Foundation Directory, 2013
The Foundation Directory, Part 2. 2013
The Foundation Directory Supplement
Foundation Grants to Individuals
Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates
Foundations and Public Policy
The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals
Guía para escribir propuestas
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs
International Grantmaking IV
National Directory of Corporate Giving
Securing Your Organization’s Future
Social Justice Grantmaking II
The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance
Additional Titles Available for borrowing with a Connecticut library card
Fundraising for Dummies
Grantwriting for Dummies
How to Say It: Grantwriting
Effective Fundraising for nonprofits
Perfect Phrases for Fundraising
Raising More with Less
Starting and Building a Nonprofit
Creating a Private Foundation
The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing
Winning Foundation Grants
Chronicle of Philanthropy
See General Periodical Indexes online
From time to time, Library staff and others hold informational sessions and training workshops on philanthropy, grantseeking, scholarships and related topics.
Check here to see if we have any upcoming programs.
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