Welcome to the Foundation DataBook web site, home of the best state-specific foundation directories and software available–the Foundation DataBooks & Software. This site provides current information about each DataBook and CD we offer, and is dedicated to providing both the grantseeker and the grantmaker with fundraising related resources.
Each Foundation DataBook is a state-specific, comprehensive, up-to-date directory and database of grantmaking foundations WITH a categorical listing of ALL the grants they made for the most recent year on record, including the Foundation’s stated purpose for awarding each grant.
The foundation most likely to support your organization is based in your state. And no other foundation directory and Software provides nonprofit organizations with as much detail as the DataBooks!
The DataBook and Software provides you with essential information in amazing detail. For the most recent year available via IRS records, every single grant is listed, along with the grant recipient’s name, city, state, the dollar amount of the grant, the statement of purpose for the grant and its classification according to the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities classification system. This taxonomy was developed specifically to track the funding activities of nonprofit organizations and can be used to improve the effectiveness of your grant requests.
The Foundation Databook and Software is the fundraiser’s best friend! Exhaustive, up to date research presented in an easy to use format make these books and Software among the best state foundation directories in the nation.
Every DataBook features three indexes of EVERY FOUNDATION IN THE STATE and comprehensive profiles of the largest grantmaking foundations.
The DataBook and CD gives you an informed way to make an appropriate request to a foundation, helping to ensure that your fundraising efforts will be successful!
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Having the right information about a particular foundation is important. Do they provide funds in your geographic area? What size grants do they usually make? To what kind of activity? At what times of year do they award their grants? In what format? The DataBook gives you this information and more. Including grant purpose and restrictions, geographic focus, granting interests and priorities, deadlines, largest, smallest and average size of grants awarded… by foundation AND by grant category. We also provide each foundations name and address, contact person to whom grant requests and questions should be directed, trustees, income and expense… and more!
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