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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

CONTACT:

Nikki Ortolani
(212) 807-2492

New 2003 Editions of the Foundation Directory & Directory Part 2 Available in CD-ROM and Print Formats!

New York, NY, March 4, 2003: The Foundation Center, the nation's foremost authority on foundation and corporate philanthropy, is pleased to announce the March 2003 release of The Foundation Directory on CD-ROM, Version 4.0, The Foundation Directory 1 & 2 on CD-ROM, Version 3.0 and the corresponding new print editions of The Foundation Directory and The Foundation Directory Part 2. Both the CD-ROMs and print editions have been extensively updated to provide fundraising researchers with detailed information on the largest U.S. foundations and their giving programs.

CD-ROMs allow users to quickly create lists of prospective funders

With the Foundation Directory on CD-ROM, Version 4.0 fundraising researchers can rely on high-speed search capabilities and sophisticated features to quickly identify potential funding prospects from among the largest 10,000 foundations in the U.S. To search through an even larger group of foundations, including mid-sized funders, grantseekers can rely on the Foundation Directory 1 & 2 on CD-ROM, Version 3.0 to search the profiles of the largest 20,000 U.S. foundations.

David Jacobs, editor for the Foundation Directory and related products comments that "these user-friendly CD-ROMS allow researchers to quickly create a targeted list of prospective funders by choosing from among twelve different search fields, including searching by grantmaker state, fields of interests, types of support, total giving, text search, and others. It's easy to print and save search results, or to create marked record lists that users can later review, save, or print out."

Foundation records include important facts needed to access the foundations: contact name, phone and fax numbers, and addresses, including e-mail addresses when available. Detailed profiles include purpose and activities statements, fields of interest, types of support offered, giving limitations, application information, names of officers and trustees, accurate financial data, and helpful selected grants. For additional, up-to-the minute information on foundations, more than 1,000 records include a link to the foundation's Web site.

New print editions: The Foundation Directory
and The Foundation Directory Part 2

Current foundation information can also be found in the new editions of The Foundation Directory and The Foundation Directory Part 2. The Foundation Directory has been considered the primary source of information on the largest grantmaking foundations in the U.S. for over four decades. This key publication provides grantseekers—as well as foundation and government officials, journalists, and other researchers—with newly gathered data on the 10,000 largest U.S. foundations. The volume also includes over 39,000 selected grants to provide further insight into a foundation's stated giving interests. The Foundation Directory Part 2 contains profiles on the next set of 10,000 large and mid-sized foundations as determined by total annual giving amounts, and over 34,000 selected grants.

System requirements

The recommended system configurations for the CD-ROMS are Microsoft Windows '95 or higher, on a Windows-based PC, with at least 64 MB of memory and a Pentium microprocessor. Internet access and either Netscape's Navigator or Communicator or Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser (versions 4.0 or higher) are required to access foundation Web sites and the Foundation Center's Web site through the CD-ROM software.

Order information

Orders for The Foundation Directory on CD-ROM, Version 4.0, The Foundation Directory 1 & 2 on CD-ROM, Version 3.0, and the 2003 Editions of The Foundation Directory and The Foundation Directory Part 2 are now being accepted. Prepayment is required.

The Foundation Directory on CD-ROM is licensed to users for $295 for a single-user version. The local area network version (2-8 users in one building) is licensed for $595. The Foundation Directory 1 & 2 on CD-ROM is available for $495 for single users and $795 for 2-8 users in one building. CD-ROM orders include the March 2003 release and an update disk in fall 2003.

The Foundation Directory (hardcover) is available for $215 and The Foundation Directory Part 2 for $185. Special discounts apply for print/electronic bundles. The Foundation Directory on CD-ROM single user print/electronic bundle, which includes this CD-ROM and The Foundation Directory in print, is available for $395. The Foundation Directory 1 & 2 on CD-ROM print/electronic bundle price is $695 and includes the CD-ROM plus The Foundation Directory and The Foundation Directory Part 2 in print.

Orders may be placed by mailing a check, made payable to the Foundation Center in U.S. dollars to the Foundation Center, Dept. NN4, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3076; by charging with VISA, MasterCard, or American Express by calling the Center's toll-free number, 1-800-424-9836; by faxing your request (with return address and credit card number) to 212-807-3691; or, by ordering online at the Center's Web site: www.foundationcenter.org/marketplace. Please add $5.50 shipping and handling for the first CD-ROM or book ordered, and $2.50 for each additional item.

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