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How to Research Funders
THE VAST MAJORITY of prospect research for funding institutions that best match your organization’s programs can be done in the comfort of your own office by using the Internet.
The Foundation Center ( will probably be the very first stop on your prospect research journey, as it remains one of the primary sources of information on the field of philanthropy.1 The center’s online description of its role in philanthropy is as follows:
Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. ...

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