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Resources for Grant Writers

The Foundation Center is a national clearinghouse for information on philanthropic giving headquartered in New York City. The center has local offices in:
  • Atlanta
  • Cleveland
  • New York
  • San Francisco, and
  • Washington, D.C.

Visit the Foundation Center website for directions and hours of operation.
The Foundation Center website

In addition to Foundation Center offices, many cities have cooperating collections, for example Pittsburgh, where the Walker Foundation was originally established, has a cooperating collection at: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh 414 Wood Street Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (412) 281-7143

View Cooperating Collections list for centers in additional cities

Local centers have grant information libraries with collections including books, periodicals, and phamplets about:
  • Grants and grantmaker organizations
  • Proposal writing
  • Fundraising
  • Philanthopy
  • Nonprofit management

Volunteerism A sample of directory, index, book, and periodical titles includes:
  • The Foundation Directory
  • Foundation Grants Index
  • Foundation Fundimentals
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving
  • Getting Funded: A Complete Guide to Proposal Writing

The Foundation Center collection also contains annual reports from local and national foundations.

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