Grantee Profile

Foundation Center

Grants to Foundation Center

  • $30,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 5 months)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — This project will report on the activities that foundations and their grantees are undertaking to strengthen American democracy and the U.S. political system. It will be conducted as a partnership of the Rita Allen Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Democracy Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Open Society Foundations, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. It will answer questions such as: Who are the key funders and what issues are they focused on? Who are the key grantees? Outside of foundations, who are other important funders in each issue area? How can better funder coordination or collaboration best be facilitated? The Foundation Center will develop answers to these questions by issue area, funder, grantee, and geographic area. A data visualization tool that shows relationships between funders, grantees, issues, and geographic areas will accompany the final report of the project.

  • $270,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Duration 3 years)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Foundation Center is the central source for comprehensive information on institutional philanthropy in the United States. Established in 1956, the Foundation Center provides information on foundations, corporate giving and related subjects to grantmakers, grantseekers, researchers, policymakers, journalists and the general public through its libraries, publications and numerous, sophisticated online services. This grant supports the Foundation Center's general operations.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support a new online philanthropy mapping tool.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Foundation Center $875,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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