The Foundation Center's mission is to support and improve institutional philanthropy by promoting public understanding of the field and helping grantseekers succeed.
To achieve our mission, we:
*Collect, organize, and communicate information on U.S. philanthropy
*Conduct and facilitate research on trends in the field
*Provide education and training on the grantseeking process
*Ensure public access to information and services through our World Wide Web site, print and electronic publications, five library/learning centers, and a national network of cooperating collections.
Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on institutional philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.