Foundation Center Cooperating Collection @ the Albright Memorial Library
Location: Reference Department
Phone: 570-348-3000 ext. 3008
What is the Cooperating Collection?
The Albright Memorial Library is a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center’s mission is to gather, analyze and disseminate information about foundation to organizations and individuals looking for grants.
As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit organizations, the library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, plus access to the Foundation Centers electronic databases, The Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals. These databases contain information on over 92,000 grantmakers across the United States.
Where is the Collection located?
The Collection is located in the Reference Department on the 2nd floor of the Albright Memorial Library and is available during regular library hours. Visitors can access the online databases on any of the library’s public access computers. For assistance, please see any member of the Reference staff.
What does the Collection contain?
Foundation Directory Online Professional
The Foundation Directory Online is searchable by county, metro area, and ZIP code as well as by city and state. Users are able to save searches and store them in a password-protected ‘My FDO’ e-folder; tag records with any reminder word or phrase; e-mail, print, and save records; export lists of up to 100 search results at a time into Excel with a single click; and exclude grantmakers that don’t accept unsolicited applications.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online provides online access to accurate, up-to-date information on foundations that fund: educational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internships; students and graduates of specific schools; arts and cultural support; awards, prizes, and grants by nomination; international applicants; employees/families of employees at specific companies; research and professional support; and general welfare and special needs
The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature
The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature is a searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center's five libraries and contains approximately 27,000 full bibliographic citations, of which nearly 19,000 have descriptive abstracts. It is updated daily. Full-text copies are available through Inter-Library Loan. Please see a Reference Librarian for details.
Who can use The Foundation Center Cooperating Collection?
Anyone! Those seeking to improve their grantwriting skills, development personnel, nonprofit managers, and any individual who is seeking project funding will find this collection extremely helpful.
What library services are available to users?
Reference assistance is available by telephone, e-mail, Internet and in person. While many of the print titles are located in the reference department, many of the books are also available in the library’s circulating collection. Printing and photocopying are available in the Reference Department (.20 per page).