The Foundation Center

Foundation CenterThe Foundation Center is an organization dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants.  Richmond Public Library is a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center, which means we can provide free funding information. We have a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grant seekers.

The Funding Information Network of the Richmond Public Library houses both print and electronic resources that are available for public use in the Library during the Main Library’s regular hours. The resources are available on a walk-in basis, or you may call ahead to schedule an information session with a librarian.  For more information, contact our Reference desk at 646-7223.

If you are interested in viewing a webinar, The Foundation Center offers free and fee based online classes.  Look at the list of available webinars at their online calendar.  If you are eager to get started, most of our libraries have grant-writing books available.