The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. The Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits to tools they can use and information they can trust. We operate a library-learning center in downtown San Francisco and offer free training classes. Visit our three month calendar at We maintain the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants called The Foundation Directory Online. It is a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. Learn more about The Foundation Directory Online at Information about our print directories, books, professional training seminars, and online databases can be found at Or call our hotline at (800) 478-4661.