Why Support Foundation Center


Our Mission
Foundation Center is an innovative nonprofit that gathers and analyzes data, shares it worldwide, and empowers people to understand and increase philanthropy’s ability to improve the world. Our mission is to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

Your Support Helps Organizations to Succeed
Your support will help us strengthen under-resourced nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and around the world by building their capacities to fulfill their missions and empower individuals to address the challenges in their communities.

How is Foundation Center Funded?


Our donors generously provide annual support to Foundation Center, enabling us to strengthen our programs and services, and ensuring that 99% of our constituents have access to them at no charge. In addition, we do our part by covering more than half of our operating budget with earned income.


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Types of Support

Foundation Support

Foundation Center is an extension of your Foundation's work. Now more than ever, open access to timely, nonpartisan knowledge is critical to the ability to address complex social issues.

Foundation Center provides trusted information, data-driven tools, research, analysis, best practices, and trainings to help your grantees increase their abilities to affect change and transform lives.

Individual Support

If you can't imagine doing your work without Foundation Center, please make a gift at any level to sustain our services to the sector.

Nonprofit organizations benefit from programs such as Foundation Center Training, Foundation Directory Online, or Philanthropy News Digest. Ninety-nine percent of our users access our tools and resources for free.

To learn more about making a grant to Foundation Center, contact Aleda Gagarin, Director of Development, at (212) 807-2552 or aleda.gagarin@candid.org.


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