The Foundation Center has created some wonderful tutorials on how to use all of their resources. Below are some links to their tutorials.
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is a Funding Information Network partner of Foundation Center. The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers across the country and around the world. As a Funding Information Network partner, UDC provides free access to the most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving. It features Foundation Center print and electronic resources as well as professional staff to assist visitors. Foundation Center electronic resources include, Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Foundation Maps.
The Foundation Center Directory Online*** is a useful tool for finding potential sources of fundings for projects. The Foundation Center is one of the foremost resources for finding information on philanthropic organizations. In the Foundation Center Directory Online you can search for:
This information can be used to help you locate sources of funding for your own projects and find information on how companies and philithropic organizations distribute funds. UDC students and faculty may use this resource on-campus. In this guide you'll find some useful information for finding information using the Foundation Center Directory Online.
For some general help check out the:
***Please note that the Foundation Center Directory Online is only accessible while on the UDC Campus. You cannot access the Directory from off-campus. If you're off-campus you can use the Foundation Center's GrantSpace website to access their free resources.
These are video/audio tours of the resources and are a great way to get started using the Foundation Center.
These handouts were created by the Foundation Center and are a handy guide to have on hand when using the Foundation Directory Online.
*All pages are copyrighted by the Foundation Center and are not to be altered.