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Foundation Center Funding Information Network

The Kirtland Community College Library is proud to currently be the only community college library in the state of Michigan to have the honor of hosting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection.

The collection is geared toward non-profits, students, the public, and grant-seekers of all kinds.  With both top-notch print and online resources, this is the place to begin your informed search for grant money to support your endeavors.

Grant Seeking Databases – In Library Use Only

Foundation Directory Online ProfessionalInteractive, searchable database with information on grantmakers and their funding trends worldwide, updated weekly. Companies, 990s, RFPs and more for the interested grantseeker.
Foundation Grants to Individuals OnlineUpdated on a quarterly basis, this tool is geared toward the individual seeking funding for a variety of purposes, such as scholarships, internships, program development, research, or other projects.
Philanthrophy In/SightInteractive, sophisticated mapping tool that combines Google maps and Foundation Center data for anyone interested in philanthropy and grants research.

Core Collection Print Resources/Publications

Recommended Resources

Foundation Center Resources

Foundation Center Training OpportunitiesTraining Courses offered through The Foundation Center (Select “Get Started” and scroll to “Training Courses”)
Ask!Ask a Foundation Center Reference Librarian your question via chat or email


January 19, 2012, 5:30-7:30pm: Collection Open House, Kirtland Library

May 8, 2012, 2-3pm: Introduction to Foundation Directory Online Professional database, Kirtland Library

Foundation Center“Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center’s web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of 450 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and beyond.”  –