A key initiative of the Foundation Center is to reach under-resourced and underserved populations throughout the United States and in other locations around the globe, who are in need of useful information and training to become successful grantseekers. One of the ways they accomplish this goal is by designating new Cooperating Collection libraries in regions that have the ability to serve the nonprofit communities most in need of Foundation Center resources.
Spiva Library has the partnership with Foundation Center and is a designated Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center.
Foundation Center Resources
Established in 1956, 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. Visit the Foundation Center Website.
There are three databases that can be accessed within the library building:
- Foundation Directory Online
- Grants to Individuals Online
- Foundation Maps