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Cooperating Collection Provides Resources for Local Grant-seekers


Washington, DC. February 2012 – Nonprofit organizations and other grant-seekers in Washington, DC, looking for funding sources, now have access to a valuable new collection of resources at the University of the District of Columbia Learning Resources Division. The university is now an official site of the Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center of New York.

Cooperating Collections provide under-resourced and underserved populations in need of vital information and training with tools they can use to become successful grant-seekers. At locations throughout the country, Cooperating Collections offer access, free of charge, to the Center’s detailed information on grant-makers and how to apply for grants. The Foundation Center’s core collection includes The Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 100,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Philanthropy In/Sight, print directories, and proposal writing guides. Cooperating Collections also holds training sessions on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, serving grant-seekers, grant-makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Thousands of people visit the Center’s web site each day and are served in its five regional learning centers and its national network of Cooperating Collections.

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For information on the UDC Foundation centers Cooperating Collection, Please Visit our website:

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