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What information will I typically find in a foundation record?

The content of a foundation record varies based on the size and nature of the foundation and the availability of information. Data elements that might be found include limitations, purpose and activities, geographic focus, types of support, application information, recent 990s, and financial data.

Where does the information in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online come from?

The information in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online is compiled from IRS information returns (Forms 990 and 990-PF), foundation web sites, annual reports, printed application guidelines, the philanthropic press, and various other sources. In all, the Foundation Center's editorial staff continually monitors more than 35 diverse information sources to verify the details in our databases. Our editorial team is also in frequent communication with foundations nationwide through telephone calls, surveys, and electronic reporting.

How frequently does new and updated data appear in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online?

New and updated foundation data appear weekly.

How many and what types of search fields are available?

There is a keyword search field on the main search screen plus 14 additional indexed search fields available using Advanced Search. The Advanced Search fields are indexed, making targeted searching possible. Advanced search techniques supported by Foundation Grants to Individuals Online include Boolean searching and wildcard searching.