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


New York, NY -- December 17, 2008. The Foundation Center is now offering more scholarships to help under-resourced nonprofits build their capacity and seek financial support from foundations, corporations, and other institutional grantmakers. Intended for staff or volunteers of small community-based organizations, these scholarships will cover $100 of the registration fee for the Center's full-day training courses in nine U.S cities.

"In these difficult economic times, it is more important than ever for nonprofits to build skills and knowledge to secure crucial funding," said JuWon Choi, the Center's vice president for educational services. "By expanding our training scholarship program to reach more cities, we aim to help nonprofits provide vitally needed services to their communities."

Eligible organizations must have 501(c)(3) IRS status and a total operating budget under $1 million. Scholarships may be applied to courses held outside of New York, Atlanta, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, where the Foundation Center's regional centers are located. Organizations in those five locations are encouraged to contact the regional centers directly about scholarships.

Details and an application form are available at the Center's web site.

About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956, and today supported by close to 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 offices and a network of close to 400 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions in every U.S. state and beyond. For more information, please visit or call (212) 620-4230.