Established in 1956, Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit Foundation Center's website each day and are served in its five regional hubs and its network of more than 400 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world.
Funding Information Network partners can be found in all 50 U.S. states and in multiple countries worldwide. Network partners serve nonprofits by providing funding information about grantmakers, offering training and programs related to fundraising and nonprofit management, and actively reaching out to underserved organizations within their community to connect them to these key resources. Network partners also provide resources for artists and students.
SCF, a Funding Information Network (FIN) partner of the Foundation Center since March of 2006, has three computer workstations and printers with dedicated access to Foundation Center resources (FDO, GTIO, Maps and GrantSpace). Our FIN work center also houses a modest collection of books, publications, and nonprofit literature.
SCF staff members are available to help familiarize and assist users with the website content and search process. For new users, a brief orientation is necessary to become familiar with the FC online resources. Please call 707-399-3846 to schedule a 20-minute session.
SCF's FDO work center is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions.