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Mailing Address: 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877
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Foundation Center Cooperating Collection
We are pleased to announce that the Ridgefield Library has been selected to serve as a Cooperating
Collection of the prestigious Foundation Center in New York City. Cooperating Collections provide
under-resourced and underserved populations in need of vital information and training with tools they
can use to become successful grantseekers. At locations throughout the country, Cooperating Collections
offer access free of charge to the Center’s detailed information on grantmakers and how to apply for grants.
Contact: Christie Mitchell, Reference Librarian 203-438-2282 x1014 email@example.com
The Foundation Center's databases are the leading resource for funding information and research providing the most comprehensive information on U.S. grants and grantmakers. Available on library computers only.
Foundation Directory Online
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Connecticut Grantmakers Online - Provided by the Connecticut Council for Philanthropy.
Available on library computers only.
Contact the Ridgefield Library Reference Desk at 203-438-2282 x1014
Ask the Foundation Center's Online Librarian - Click on the red button
The Foundation Center - Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Thousands of people visit the Center’s web site each day and are served in its five regional learning centers and its national network of Cooperating Collections.
GrantSpace - the Foundation Center’s learning community for the social sector
Grants.gov - your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants
Philanthropy Journal - nonprofit news and resources
Foundation Center Cooperating Collection print resources are housed in a designated area near the Reference Desk on the Library's first floor. Also found in this area are additional materials on related topics from our circulating collection.
Reference Books from the Foundation Center
After the Grant: The Nonprofit's Guide to Good Stewardship (2010)
America's Nonprofit Sector (2011)
Annual Register of Grant Support (2012)
Board Member's Book (2003)
The Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing, 6th ed. (2011)
The Foundation Directory (2011)
The Foundation Directory, Part 2 (2011)
The Foundation Directory Supplement (2011)
Foundation Fundamentals (2008)
Foundation Grants to Individuals (2011)
Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates (2011)
Foundations and Public Policy (2009)
The Grantseeker’s Guide to Winning Proposals (2008)
Guía para escribir propuestas (2008)
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs (2010)
International Grantmaking IV (2008)
National Directory of Corporate Giving (2011)
Securing Your Organization’s Future (2001)
Social Justice Grantmaking II (2009)
The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance (2009
Additional Titles Available for borrowing with a Connecticut library card
Fundraising for Dummies
Grantwriting for Dummies
How to Say It: Grantwriting
Effective Fundraising for nonprofits
Starting and Building a Nonprofit
Creating a Private Foundation
The Artist's Guide to Grant Writing
Chronicle of Philanthropy
See General Periodical Indexes online
From time to time, Library staff and others hold informational sessions and training workshops on philanthropy, grantseeking, scholarships and related topics.
Check here to see if we have any upcoming programs.
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