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Foundation Directory Online (FDO) makes you more efficient than ever by combining the social sector’s most powerful search capabilities with FDO’s new Workspace and its cloud-based suite of prospect assessment and management tools.
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Go from search results to funding with FDO’s Workspace, a cloud-based prospect manager. After you perform your searches with FDO, use the new assessment tool in Workspace to decide which grantmakers to pursue and to manage the prospecting process. In one convenient dashboard, set up project folders to stay organized, track grants, manage contacts and tasks, and build your institutional memory. With the time you save, build relationships with funders!
Easily access accurate, comprehensive grantmaker profiles that have been verified, coded, and sorted by funding areas so you can quickly determine the relevant ones for you. The majority of these grantmakers do not have websites and would otherwise be almost impossible to find.
With information on more than 140,000 grantmakers, FDO can help you find the funders you don’t know yet.
The data in Foundation Directory Online is compiled from IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF, grantmaker websites, annual reports, printed application guidelines, the philanthropic press, and various other sources. In all, Foundation Center's editorial staff continually monitors more than 35 diverse sources to verify that our databases are up-to-date.
Our team is also in frequent communication with grantmakers nationwide through telephone calls, surveys, and electronic reporting so we can quickly add new data to FDO without having to wait for the IRS to release the latest Forms 990.
Grantmaker Profiles include:
Detailed grant information, including recipients, descriptions, and types of support, helps you determine which funders are most likely to fund your work, how much to request, and what to highlight in a grant proposal.
This data helps you better understand a foundation and its giving priorities and helps answer questions such as:
Quickly identify giving trends to see if a grantmaker is likely to give in your geographic area or in your field in the upcoming year.
Expand your view of the funding landscape relevant to your needs by getting results from nine databases at once. Information includes grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s; philanthropy news, jobs, and RFPs; an extensive collection of research reports; and Foundation Center’s own library catalog.
Learn the names of people and companies that serve as board members, trustees, and donors, so you can plan and build the relationships that will be most useful for your organization.
Quickly scan tedious Forms 990 to identify even more prospective funders and understand grantmakers in granular detail. You can search our fully-digitized 990 and 990-PF files by keyword, fiscal year, grantmaker name, EIN, and location.