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Overview of Our Web Site

The Center's Web site gives visitors around-the-clock access to objective and incisive coverage of the news of philanthropy, current data on grantmakers and their giving, and how-to resources on grantseeking and the use of Center resources. It enables us to provide education in grantseeking and authoritative information on philanthropy to a variety of audiences, unlimited by geography.

The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy.

To achieve our mission, we:

  • 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 our web site, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, in global locations within the Funding Information Network.

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

A comprehensive introduction to the content and structure of our Web site can be found in our "Guide to the Foundation Center's Web Site." We strongly recommend that new visitors to our site familiarize themselves with this guide so as to be able to locate the information they are looking for as quickly and easily as possible. Links to the main areas of our site can be found at the top of this page.
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