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PSAA 643 - Foundations of the Nonprofit Sector (Fall 2018)

Need to Know: Using Foundation Center

TAMU is fortunate in having a professional level subscription to this database which has comprehensive information on the foundation sector.

To access , search Foundation Center as database on library web site.  You do not need to log in to this site. If you are off campus you will want to log in to the library web page as you do to have full access to all resources.


  • Power Search function lets you search nine databases at once.
  • Search Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, or 990's.
  • Recent enhancement allows for searching for foundation staff and affiliations of grantmakers' trustees and officers.
  • RFP application information section
  • News
  • Jobs
  • Nonprofit Literature

Grantmakers Covered

  • Community foundations
  • Company-sponsored foundations
  • Corporate giving programs
  • Independent foundations
  • Operating foundations
  • Public charities

For help using this contact, Wendi Kaspar at