Resource B: How to Research Funders
MOST OF THE RESOURCES an organization needs to conduct effective prospect research for funding institutions that best match the organization’s programs can be found online.
The Foundation Center (http://foundationcenter.org) is rich with information and probably should be the place to begin, as it remains one of the primary sources of information on the field of philanthropy. The Center’s online description of its role in philanthropy is as follows:
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 ...