• See a more recent interview with Sarah Jo Neubauer: Helping nonprofits master the art of grant writing (2011)
If you’ve spent some time in the world of nonprofit philanthropy, you’ve no doubt heard of the Foundation Center. The venerable organization, which has been around for more than 50 years, is a nonprofit library and learning center that provides information about U.S. philanthropy and helps organizations and individuals learn how to apply for grants through a rich foundation database.
Best of all, it’s free — just like a public library.
At the recent Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), I ran into Sarah Jo Neubauer, assistant librarian at the center’s San Francisco Library, who provided a brief overview of the center’s offerings.
You can find out how to write a grant proposal to any of the 92,000 profiled foundations. If you’re a student, you can learn how and where to apply for financial aid. (This is, after all, Education Month.)
More resources are available here:
You can access the Center’s resources at one of their libraries around the country, online through a live or recorded webinar, or by directing your questions to a research expert via live chat or email.
Here’s our 4 1/2-minute interview:
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