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Foundation Center

Established in 1956, 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 need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five library/learning centers and at more than 470 Funding Information Network locations nationwide and around the world.

Our Vision

A world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to increasing opportunity and transforming lives.

Our Mission

To strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

Our Beliefs

Philanthropy is an engine for positive social change worldwide
Transparency and accountability are keys to earning the public trust.
Knowledge about philanthropy starts with accurate information.
Access to accurate information about philanthropy advances responsible and effective use of resources.
Grantmaker and nonprofit effectiveness is enhanced by shared information and understanding.

Our Practices

We deliver the highest quality of service to all those who use our resources.
We build partnerships that help us fulfill our mission.
We recognize diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing our mission.
We preserve our credibility by remaining independent and objective.
We build capacity, talent, and excellence within the social sector. 
We embrace innovation and harness technology to maximize our effectiveness.
We make a significant portion of our resources available for free.
We exercise fiscal responsibility as a means of achieving our mission.

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