Adriance Memorial Library's Foundation Center Cooperating Collection is one of over 400 collections in the United States affiliated with the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center's mission is to gather, analyze and disseminate information about foundations to organizations and individuals looking for grants. Adriance's Cooperating Collection is available for use whenever the Library is open. The Reference Foundation Center Cooperating Collection and the computers to use Foundation Directory Online are located in Adriance's Reference Room. Ask at the Reference Desk to be directed to the circulating collection of books and videos at Adriance.
Come to Adriance, and use Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDO) for free in order to find funders for your nonprofit organization. This database is the Foundation Center's premier searchable database of over 92,000 U. S. grant makers. (Printing FDOL records at Adriance costs $.10/page. It is also possible to save FDOL records to a flash drive and to e-mail them.)
Search the Mid-Hudson Library System online catalog for books and videos on issues and information pertaining to nonprofit corporations.
For fundraising, planned giving, grant proposal writing, use the following subject heading:
For nonprofit boards, planning, executive director, communications, use the following subject heading:
For directories of foundations and grant givers, use the following subject heading:
Use the Library Catalog's Request-a-title option to request books and videos to be sent to the most convenient library for you to pick them up.
Association of Fundraising Professionals
"Advancing philanthropy through education, training and advocacy"
"The monthly internet newsletter for nonprofit boards"
Chronicle of Philanthropy
News for nonprofit organizations, grant seeking, foundations, fundraising, managing nonprofit groups, technology and nonprofit jobs
Provides public access to information about U. S. grant makers and philanthropy and on the grant seeking process
"A unified site for interaction between grant applicants and the U. S. Federal agencies"
"The leading source of information on U. S. nonprofits."
IRS Tax Information for Charities & other
"Important Federal Tax information for non-profits"
NYS Attorney General's Charities
Supervises charitable organizations in New York State
Association of nonprofits in New York offering high-quality affordable technical assistance and more
Detailed help is given, and policy and procedure recommendations offered, by the Wallace Foundation.
Foundations rarely give grants directly to individuals. Private foundations usually give to nonprofit organizations that help individuals with services and programs.
Use the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (FGTIOL) database for free in the Reference Room at the Adriance Memorial Library to search for the few grants that foundations do give to individuals. Most of the grants to individuals in this database are for education, or for artists and writers.
The book entitled Foundation Grants to Individuals is available at Adriance and other Mid- Hudson Library System libraries.
These three guides may be used at Adriance Memorial Library to find out how you can pay for graduate school, postgraduate studies or academic or artistic pursuits:
Use the online database Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (FGTIOL) for free at the Adriance Memorial Library to search for grants that foundations give to individuals for education and artistic or scholarly endeavors. Ask a Reference Librarian how to access this database.
The book Foundation Grants to Individuals can be used at Adriance and several other Mid Hudson Library System libraries. You may also use the online Foundation Center resource for individual grant seekers.
When an individual works under the "fiscal umbrella" of a nonprofit organization, it is called "fiscal sponsorship." Search the Mid-Hudson Library System online catalog for books on fiscal sponsorship, or look at the Foundation Center web site's FAQs on Fiscal Sponsorship and Guide to Fiscal Sponsorship.
Links checked 1/25/11