Foundation Center Cooperating Collection

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Nonprofit organizations and other grantseekers in the Middletown area looking for funding sources have access to a valuable new collection of resources at Russell Library, which has become a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center of New York.

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. The Foundation Center’s core collection includes The Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 91,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, print directories, and proposal writing guides. Cooperating Collections also hold training sessions on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.

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.