|Each DataBook features several helpful indexes designed to help nonprofit organizations quickly identify which foundations are most likely to fund their cause. Knowing how to use these indexes will also save development staff time as they review the DataBook looking for appropriate funding sources. Below is a list of all of the DataBook indexes with a brief summary of each index.|
|Newly established foundations:|
|This index shows newly established Louisiana foundations. For each foundation listed the following information is shown: foundation name, address, phone number when known, EIN, fiscal year of the data shown, asset amount, and the page number of the foundation’s profile in the DataBook or an explanation of why the foundation was not profiled.|
|New foundation profiles:|
|This index lists the foundations not profiled in the prior edition of the DataBook. The index shows the foundation name, foundation asset amount, and the page number of the foundation’s profile in the DataBook.|
|Asset rankings of profiled foundations:|
|This index lists each of the foundations profiled in the DataBook and ranks them according to asset size. The index shows the foundation’s assets ranking as compared to the assets of the other profiled foundations, the foundation name, fiscal year of the data shown, foundation asset amount, and the total of grants made by the foundation.|
|Grants rankings of profiled foundations:|
|This index lists each of the foundations profiled in the DataBook and ranks them according to the total dollar amount of the grants each awarded. The index shows the foundation’s grants ranking as compared to the grants made by the other profiled foundations, the foundation name, fiscal year of the data shown, foundation asset amount, and the total of grants made by the foundation.|
|Large grants & capital grants:|
|These two indexes list each grant of $200,000 or more made by the profiled foundations, and which foundations made grants for capital purposes. The Grants of $200,000 and Greater Indexshows the foundation name, the name of the grant recipient organization, the amount of the grant, plus indicators that show if the grant was for capital purposes, if the grant recipient received a grant from the profiled foundation in prior editions of the DataBook and if the foundation profile is new for the DataBook edition in use. The Capital Grants Index shows which of the profiled foundations made grants for capital purposes and lists each foundation’s name, the total number of capital grants the foundation made and the total dollar amount of their capital grants. (In addition to the Capital Grants index, every grant in the DataBook that was identified as a capital grant is a tagged with a Hammer/Wrench symbol.)|
|Geographic distribution of foundations & grants in Louisiana:|
|The Geographic distribution: foundations in Louisiana index shows how many of the profiled foundations are located in which cities in Louisiana. This index shows each city name, the number of foundations located in that city, the combined asset amount for those foundations and the combined amount of the grants they made. The Geographic distribution: grants in Louisiana cities index displays the total number of grants cities in Louisiana received from the profiled foundations. The index show each city name, the total number of grants awarded to nonprofit organizations in that city, and the total dollar amount of those grants.
|The Restricted foundations index shows each of the profiled foundations which indicated on their 990 IRS filing that the foundation “only make contributions to preselected organizations and does not accept unsolicited requests for funds.” Each foundation name and their DataBook page number is shown.
|Foundations with web sites:|
|The Foundations which have URLs index shows those profiled foundations which have web sites and lists each foundation’s name, DataBook page number, and the foundation’s web site address.
|Foundations listed by category:|
|This index lists each of the 26 National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) main categories used to classify each grant recipient organization that received a grant. The index shows each NTEE category in bold (Arts, Education, etc.), under which are the names and DataBook page numbers of each foundation that made a grant in that category.
|Grant application deadline calendar:|
|The DataBook’s Deadline Calendar shows grant application submission deadlines for each profiled foundation that indicated deadlines. The information is shown in calendar format by deadline date and shows the foundation name, DataBook page number and the text from the deadline entry included in the foundation’s profile. The calendar is prefaced with a list of those profiled foundations which indicated “None” for deadlines and those foundations with deadline statements that were non-specific (e.g. several times a year or periodically).
|Foundation trustee names index:|
|The Index of Trustee Names lists every trustee listed for each of the profiled foundations by name (last, first) and shows the trustee’s corresponding foundation name with DataBook page number.
Indexes of every Louisiana foundation:
|These indexes show every foundation in Louisiana–based on the most recent IRS information available at the time of publication. For each foundation listed the following information is shown: foundation name, address, phone number when known, EIN, fiscal year of the data shown, asset amount, and the page number of the foundation’s profile in the DataBook or an explanation of why the foundation was not profiled. There are three indexes showing all Louisiana foundations–one showing the foundations sorted alphabetically by name, one showing the foundations sorted by the city in which they are located, and one showing the foundations sorted by their assets.
|Software pages, Resource page, Order form & Foundation Name Index:|
|Also in the DataBook are four pages of screen shots of the time-saving DataBook Software(includes printed DataBook), a Resource Page showing local nonprofit resources such as technical assistance organizations, a DataBook order form, and an index of the profiled foundations shown by name with their DataBook page number.