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Nikki Ortolani
(212) 807-2492

Foundation Center Issues New Edition of the National Directory of Corporate Giving

Current Data on 3,600+ Corporate Grantmakers Aids Nonprofits in Their Search for Funding

New York, NY, September 4, 2003—The Foundation Center has just released the new 9th Edition of the National Directory of Corporate Giving, the most comprehensive source of information on the corporate philanthropic sector. Published annually to bring fundraisers the most up-to-date information available in print on corporate grantmaking activities, this new edition facilitates research on corporate funders by providing current facts on 3,600+ U.S. company-sponsored foundations and direct giving programs. To ensure accuracy, Foundation Center staff experts have spent the past year reading annual reports, sifting through newspaper articles, compiling grants lists, and consulting the grantmakers themselves.

Designed to Meet Special Information Needs of Corporate Grantseekers

David Clark, editor of the National Directory, comments, "The quest for grants from America's corporations, even more than other fundraising initiatives, demands extensive preparation. Since corporate philanthropic programs are closely tied to the business practices of their parent companies, fundraisers need access to as much background information as possible when shaping their grant requests. Successful corporate grantseekers research the sponsoring company, its type of business, the locations of its subsidiaries, and many other relevant facts. The National Directory provides this essential information in a single convenient and reliable source."

Unprecedented Level of Detail on the Corporate Grantmaking Sector

This fact-filled volume will save fundraisers hours of research by providing:

Crucial data on 3,600+ corporate grantmakers—included are detailed portraits of more than 2,300 corporate foundations and 1,300+ direct corporate giving programs. Entries feature essential information: application guidelines; key personnel; types of support awarded; giving limitations; and financial data including assets, annual giving, and the average size of grants.

Up-to-date information on grantmaking priorities—More than 6,800 descriptions of recently awarded grants shed additional light on grantmaker funding priorities. Plus, many of the large corporation entries include in-depth program analyses to provide greater insight into grantmaker giving interests.

Business interests of the sponsoring companies—The volume provides current data on the 3,000+ companies that sponsor the grantmakers-essential background information for effective corporate grant searches. Entries include financial data; plant, office, division, and subsidiary locations; and the names of high-ranking corporate officers. Business interest statements describe the sponsoring company's business practices in greater detail.

The National Directory's indexes help fundraisers target potential funders by matching their grant needs to a corporate grantmaker's preferred subject area and geographic location, the type of business practiced, the type of grant generally awarded, and the names of the officers, donors, and trustees. An international giving index tracks funders by country, continent, and region. Fundraisers can also gain quick access to grant sources with an alphabetical index to corporations and their foundations and direct giving programs.

Ordering Information

Orders for the new 9th Edition of the National Directory of Corporate Giving may be charged with VISA, MasterCard, or AMEX by calling the Center's toll-free number, 800-424-9836; by faxing requests (with return address and credit card number) to 212-807-3691; online at; or by mailing orders to the Foundation Center, Dept. NN14, 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003-3076. Prepayment of $195 is required. Please add $6.50 shipping and handling for the first copy ordered, and $3.50 for each additional copy. Note: CA residents must add sales tax to total before shipping fees; GA residents must add sales tax to total after shipping fees. Make checks payable to the Foundation Center in U.S. dollars only.

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