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Nonprofit Management

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.


  • 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

To access, search Foundation Center as database on library web site.  You will need to log in to this site (choose one login from the list). 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.  Logging in to this resource is complex and there are limited concurrent users: instructions are available: