Grantee Profile

Foundation Center

Grants to Foundation Center

  • $420,000

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    Policy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Foundation Center (the Center) is a central source for comprehensive information on institutional philanthropy in the United States. It provides information on foundations, corporate giving, evaluation, and related subjects to grantmakers, grantseekers, researchers, policymakers, journalists and the general public through its libraries, publications and online services. This grant provides general support for the Center, a source of information about fundraising relied upon by grantseekers and grantmakers alike. It also provides project support for IssueLab, a project to collect and share grant products such as evaluations, research reports, case studies, issue briefs, toolkits, conference reports, and datasets and other items produced with support by foundations and other donors.

  • $30,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    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.

  • $270,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    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.

  • $150,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Technology

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

  • $225,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

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

  • $200,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

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

  • $225,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

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

  • $225,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $225,000

    1996 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $225,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations, to conduct public service, research, and publishing programs designed to serve the needs of grantmakers and grant-seekers, and to contribute to knowledge about philanthropy (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Foundation Center $2,195,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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