Maggie Morth
Communications Manager
The Foundation Center
(212) 807-2415


New York, NY -- October 13, 2008. Throughout October, the Foundation Center is offering special events, classes, and web resources aimed at helping artists and nonprofit arts organizations become better grantseekers and increase their funding. At all five Center locations -- Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC -- participants can network with fellow artists and colleagues, discover fundraising strategies, and gain insight into what's happening in the local arts funding community.

Visitors to the Center's web site will find a special interactive feature with data, news, and research on arts funding -- a "one-stop shop" of free, easily accessible information including:

  • easy-to-use interactive maps and charts that show the geographic locations and giving interests of grantmakers supporting the arts throughout the nation
  • news, interviews, book reviews, job postings, and RFP listings from the Center's Philanthropy News Digest
  • Foundation Center research and statistics on arts funding and, through the Center's PubHub service, online reports on the arts published by foundations and nonprofit organizations
  • the latest listings of live events, classes, and webinars hosted by our five regional centers, as well as podcasts and recorded programs in our online Events Archive

"Combining events and activities in all of our offices with a wealth of web tools and resources makes this our most comprehensive Arts Month ever," said Janet Camarena, director of the Foundation Center's San Francisco office.

About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants -- a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level. The Center's web site receives more than 57,000 visits each day, and thousands of people gain access to free resources in its five regional library/learning centers and its national network of close to 400 Cooperating Collections. For more information, please visit or call (212) 620-4230.