The Foundation Center – Helping grantseekers succeed

Founded in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

The Foundation Center’s mission is to support and improve philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed.

To achieve its mission, the Foundation Center will:

  • Collect, organize, and communicate information on U.S. philanthropy;
  • Conduct and facilitate research on trends in the field;
  • Provide education and training on the grantseeking process;
  • Ensure public access to information and services through the Foundation Center web site, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, and a national network of Cooperating Collections.

The Foundation Center web site:

For general information about Foundation Center products and services contact:

The Foundation Center

79 Fifth Avenue,
New York, NY 10003,

Tel: (212) 620-4230,
Fax: (212) 691-1828

See also…

Nonprofit Law and Fundraising