The James V. Brown Library is a member of the Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center is the most authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. We help grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy.

The resources at the Brown Library Foundation Center include:

  • Core collection of Foundation Center publications.
  • Foundation Grants to individuals Online available.
  • Foundation Directory Online, is available at the library. This database, created by the Foundation Center, provides information on more than 120,000 grant makers. Information on how to access this online resources is available at the library’s Information Services Desk. This can be “accessed” in the Library.
  • Grant Space – is a free service of the Foundation Center which provides extensive training and information about all aspects of nonprofit funding and management.
  • Other research materials
  • Periodicals

A collection of books and videos on grants, grant writing, fund raising, nonprofit board development and other issues important to nonprofits that can circulate. These resources are available free of charge to the public during regular library hours. If you would like more information please contact any Information Services staff member at 570.326.0536