Foundation Information Network Resources

foundation centerFoundation Information Network electronic resources are available only from within Prescott Public Library during normal operating hours.

The Foundation Center is the leading authority on philanthropy: connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to grantseekers looking for information. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants.

Prescott Public Library, as a member of the Foundation Information Network, provides print and electronic funding information for the public. The core print collection is located on the library’s main level. Foundation Center Online is a comprehensive database with directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources:

Foundation Directory Online:
Profiles more than 95,000, U.S. grantmakers and one million grants. Contains over 250,000 Form 990s and funder portfolios featuring news, requests for proposals, staff names and titles and more.

Look Up Organizations
-Look for information about a specific grantmaker.
-Identify funders by state, city or ZIP code.
-Find grantmaker addresses, web sites, fiscal data and more.
-Use the 990 Finder to find an organization’s IRS returns.

Identify Funding Sources
Search 120,000+ grantmakers
-Search 3 million+ grants.

Check Statistics
-Access national, state, and metropolitan area data on U.S. foundations and their grants.
-Find out the assets and giving of the nation’s grantmaking foundations.
-Learn how they distribute their grant dollars, and identify the top recipients of their gifts.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online:
Contains information on more than 6,500 foundation and public charity programs that provide financial support for students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers, not associated with a nonprofit.

Philanthropy In/Sight:
Map Philanthropy’s impact around the world with an interactive map.

Foundation Center Online Training and Tutorials:
Links to training and tutorials, including proposal writing. Some are free.


After the Grant: The Nonprofit’s Guide to Good Stewardship (2010)

America’s Nonprofit Sector (2012)

Board Member’s Book (2003)

The Foundation Directory (2014)

The Foundation Directory, Part 2 (2014)

The Foundation Directory Supplement (2014)

Foundation Grants to Individuals (2014)

Foundations and Public Policy (2009)

The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)

Guía para escribir propuestas (2008)

Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2012)

Guide to Proposal Writing (2012)

National Directory of Corporate Giving (2013)

Securing Your Organization’s Future (2001)

The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance (2009)

The Complete Guide to Writing Effective & Award Winning Grants (2007) by Dianne Harris

Local Area Research Print Resources
Guide to Arizona Grantmakers (2007) by Marilyn M. Boess

NEW – Local area classes
April and October, Prescott Public Library offers a class on resource training and access. See the calendar for specific dates.

Other online sources
Yavapai County Community Foundation

Competitive grants are made to organizations providing services in Yavapai County
Provides a unified site for interaction between grant applicants and the US Federal agencies that manage grant funds