|The Foundation Center Cooperating Collection is a resource for locating information about foundations, grant proposal writing, nonprofit management, fund-raising, and related subjects.|
|The collection operates in partnership with the Foundation Center, a national clearinghouse for information on foundations, charitable giving, and nonprofits. The collection is located in Reference at Johnson City Public Library and consists of directories, the Foundation Directory Online Professional, and other materials.|
|People in the community may come to the library and access the Foundation Directory Online anytime. A librarian is available by appointment to demonstrate the use of the collection to representatives of nonprofit organizations. To access the Directory from a library computer, or while using your wireless laptop within the library click here: Foundation Directory Online||
To make an appointment, call the
Reference Desk at 434-4355. There is no fee, but the usual charges for
photocopies and printouts apply.
The resources of the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection mainly provide information on foundation funding for nonprofit organizations. However, Foundation Grants to Individuals is now available online. If you are looking for government grants, or for funding to start a business, there are other resources that will be more appropriate; please ask a librarian for help.
The library is also offers access to the Foundation Center's new interactive mapping tool, Philanthropy In/Sight. In/Sight combines the Foundation Center’s rich data on grantmakers and their grants with Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, users can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before. Plus, users can overlay grant data with their choice of over 150 demographic, socio-economic, and other data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.
In addition to the Foundation Center Cooperating Collection, the Library has a selection of books you can check out on such subjects as fundraising, special events, nonprofit management, and proposal writing. The Library was able to purchase books like these to check out through funding by the Harris Fund of Washington County. The Harris Fund is affiliated with the East Tennessee Foundation.
Helpful Web sites for researching funding opportunities include these:
- GuideStar , a database of IRS forms recording income, staff, salaries and expenditures for thousands of nonprofit organizations
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance , for information on programs, projects and services providing financial and non-financial assistance to the public