Module 5: Securing External FundingToolbox
5.4 Learning More About Foundations

The Foundation Center’s database has information on public (public charities), private, community, and corporate foundations, and corporate giving programs. The Foundation Center’s Foundation Finder, available on the home page of the Web site, provides basic information about grantmakers and allows users to

  • Ohio Grantmakers Forum

    The Ohio Grantmakers Forum is an association of approximately 200 foundations, corporate contributions programs, and other grantmaking organizations. Its mission is to provide leadership for organized philanthropy in Ohio and to enhance the ability of members to fulfill their charitable goals.

    Search by grantmaker name, including former, partial, and common names.
  • Search by geography to identify grantmakers in a given city, state, or zip code.
  • Search by employer identification number.

Foundation Directory Online, which is updated continuously, includes details on more than funders and recent grants. Subscription plans are available for a monthly subscription fee. Online tutorials and other resources are available on the Web site, and free resources can be found in the organization’s Cleveland regional libraries and from its network of cooperating collections.