How to Locate Sources Cited in Your Search Results
Using Resources in Center Libraries
Most of the books, pamphlets and articles, CD-ROMs, and audiovisual
resources cited in the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature are available for reference at the Center's headquarters
library in New York and at its national
collection in Washington, D.C.; many
are also available at our three field office libraries in Atlanta,
Cleveland, and San
Francisco. Center libraries are open free to the public,
and we do not require an appointment. You may want to contact
a Center library by phone in advance of a visit to ascertain
that a particular resource you want to use is available in the
collection. The actual contents of the books found in Center
libraries is not available online, except for some few web-based
In a collaboration with Indiana University Center on Philanthropy,
the Foundation Center is pleased to announce the first stage
of an important new initiative: delivery of full-texts of
articles and other publications through The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature.
We are grateful to the editors of Chardon Press for permission
to launch this new effort by linking to the full-texts of
selected articles from Grassroots Fundraising Journal,
and we have also added links to selected articles from
NonProfit Times, Nonprofit Quarterly,
Contributions, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. The Foundation Center will be adding new
full-text links on a regular basis.
Historical annual reports issued by private foundations prior to 2000 are now available at the Foundation Center Historical Foundation Collection in the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives at IUPUI.
All the Center's more than 400 Cooperating Collections maintain core collections of Center publications, and most have related materials on philanthropy as well. These may be used free of charge during normal library hours, and again no appointment is necessary. Because acquisition policies vary from Cooperating Collection to Cooperating Collection, it is recommended that you call in advance to determine the availability of a particular non-Foundation Center resource before visiting a collection.
A substantial number of the citations contained in the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature are to articles from periodicals available in the collections of all five Center libraries. You can make one photocopy of an individual article for your own use at any Center library. Please be aware of copyright restrictions that prohibit redistribution of such materials. The Foundation Center does not provide a photocopy service by mail.
Ordering periodical articles and books
With the exception of its own publications, none of the books cited in the Catalog of Nonprofit Literature is available for sale from the Foundation Center. Click here to order a Foundation Center publication.
You will find addresses and phone numbers for most commercial publishers in Books in Print, available at most public libraries and book stores.
To order copies of articles or back issues of periodicals,
you will need to contact the publisher directly. Click here
for a list of periodicals, including
address, phone number, and links to Web sites when available.