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Foundation Center Collection

The Foundation Center Funding Information Network and collection, located on the 2nd floor of the New Mexico State Library, is open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by appointment.  Call 505-476-9702 or Ask-a Librarian.

The Foundation Center Funding Information Network and collection concentrates on grant funding from private foundations for non-profit organizations. The Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Philanthropy In/Sight databases are available for use in the State Library. Corresponding print Foundation Center directories are augmented with local publications when available, as well as information on corporate giving, nonprofit management, fund-raising techniques and proposal writing. Information is also available on Federal and State grants. Much of this is a reference collection, but there are circulating copies of some popular materials.

You may need to spend considerable time at the State Library with the Foundation Center Funding Information Network resources researching which foundations might be interested in funding your type of project. The reference staff can help you get started with your research.  State Library staff can also provide answers to simple funding questions received by phone or e-mail. Call 505-476-9702 or Ask-a Librarian.

Your local library may also have the basic tools to use in seeking grants or you can borrow grant seeking materials through Interlibrary Loan from other libraries. In most cases the newest, and therefore most useful, materials will be available for use in libraries only.

Other Foundation Center Funding Information Network partners in or near New Mexico:

Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Main Library
501 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Eagle Nest Public Library
74 North Tomboy Drive
Eagle Nest, NM 87718
Thomas Branigan Memorial Library
200 East Picacho Avenue
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Durango Public Library
1900 East Third Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Library
Center for Civic Engagement
Community Nonprofit Grant Library
Benedict Hall, Room 301
El Paso, TX 79968
(915) 747-5672

The Foundation Center , established in 1956, is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.  The Center's headquarters in New York City provides an ever-growing web site with research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.  On the Web site you will find links to additional websites, news and trends, tips on proposal writing, and links to non-profit resources. You may also contact them to order publications.