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Cooperating Collections are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core
collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.
A key initiative of the Foundation Center is to reach under-resourced and underserved populations throughout the United States and in other locations around the globe, who are in need of useful information and training to become successful grantseekers. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is by designating new Cooperating Collection libraries in regions that have the ability to serve the nonprofit communities most in need of Foundation Center resources. We are seeking proposals from qualified institutions (e.g. public, academic or special libraries, nonprofit resource centers, community foundations, United Ways, etc.) that can help us carry out this important initiative.
Participants in the Foundation Center's Cooperating Collections network are libraries
or nonprofit information centers that provide fundraising information and other
funding-related technical assistance in their communities. Cooperating Collections
agree to provide free public access to the Center's online databases and a basic
collection of Foundation Center publications during a regular schedule of hours,
offering free funding research guidance to all visitors. Many also provide a variety
of other services for local nonprofit organizations, using staff or volunteers to prepare
special materials, organize workshops, or conduct orientations.