Core Competencies

Expertise Across the Board

Learn from our team of experts through hands-on exercises, connect with peers, and develop the leadership skills needed to amplify your career.


Learn fundraising from experts with deep knowledge of foundations’ perspectives and close relationships with the funders themselves.

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Organizational Sustainability

As a longstanding nonprofit, Foundation Center has the institutional knowledge to show you how to scale and maintain an organization.

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Leadership and Management

Your organization’s success depends on the growth of the individuals working for it – including you. Learn how to maximize your human resources.

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Improve Skills: Training Format

In Person

Meet and network with dynamic instructors and colleagues while you develop cutting edge skills


Learn at your own pace with Bridge classes or attend webinars from your desk 


Foundation Center can program training specifically for your organization

Meet Our Programs Team

Foundation Center has teams of experts based in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C., along with a vast network of affiliates across various geographies. Reach out to any of our team members below to learn more about our online offerings or to be connected with our local experts for in-person programming.

Julieta Mendez
Julieta Mendez
Director of Programs
Christine Bunting
Christine Bunting
Curriculum Design Manager
(212) 807-2532
Michael Lang
Michael Lang
Capacity and Leadership Development Liaison
(212) 807-2507
Elizabeth Zevada
Elizabeth Zevada
Program Associate
(212) 807-3668


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GrantCraft combines the collective wisdom of funders worldwide with Foundation Center expertise to help funders increase the impact of their funds.

Jen Bokoff
Jen Bokoff
Director of Stakeholder Engagement

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Foundation Center puts easy-to-use, self-service tools and resources online at to help you and your nonprofit win grants and build your organization.

Sandy Pon
Sandy Pon
GrantSpace Specialist

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We provide Training to More Than 20,000 people Every Year

Improve Skills: Bottom - Stat 1

99% of attendees learned something they plan to use in their work

Improve Skills: Bottom - Stat 2

9 out of 10 attendees say they increased their skills and knowledge of fundraising

Natalia Straus Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Natalia Straus
Senior Development Manager
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

I'm grateful for the tools and resources I continue to receive from the Foundation Center as well as the opportunities for future training. Thank you!

Sarah Sutton Sustainable Museums
Sarah Sutton
Sustainable Museums

Foundation Center programs always have a clear focus and clear benefits. The presenters bring a great deal of knowledge, and the support staff manage the online training process well.

Janet Hauter American Catholic Council
Janet Hauter
American Catholic Council

I've had zero experience in writing grants but my passion to get my project actualized led me to this wonderful learning experience.    Can't wait to start my outline on my legal pad.  I have more confidence now than I thought possible.