9/9/09 Brown Bag – The Foundation Center

We’re happy to announce that this week our brown bag guest will be Elizabeth Mueller. Elizabeth works for the Foundation Center and is going to explain a little bit about what the Foundation Center does, and how it can be a tremendous resource for librarians.

The meeting will be at 1-2pm in CIS 2020. Bring you lunch and some questions.

“Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants; issues a wide variety of print, electronic, and online information resources; conducts and publishes research on trends in foundation growth, giving, and practice; and offers an array of free and affordable educational programs.”

“Every day thousands of people gain access to valuable resources through the Center’s web site and in its five regional library/learning centers and national network of more than 400 funding information centers at libraries, nonprofit resource centers, and organizations in every U.S. state, Puerto Rico, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, and Nigeria. The Center’s online subscription database, Foundation Directory Online, provides detailed information about more than 95,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors and 1.7 million grants. It can be used free of charge on site at all Center locations and Cooperating Collections.”

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