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    Council on Foundations - A nonprofit membership association of grantmaking foundations and corporations. Our mission is to promote responsible and effective philanthropy by assisting existing and future grantmakers.

    Foundation for the Evolution of the Human Spirit - Fund for Earth and Humanity - Program to support individuals and organizations that have a vision for a program or project for the health and healing of the Earth and Humanity, but don't have the necessary resources to do so.

    Ford Foundation - The foundation's goals are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement . The foundation works mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks.

    Carnegie Corporation of New York - created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.

    W.K.Kellogg Foundation - Focuses on improving current and future communities' quality of life in the United States, Latin America, Caribbean, and southern Africa.

    Foundation Center Online - "Your gateway to philanthopy on the Web"

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - The purpose of the foundation is to "aid and promote such religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes as may be in the furtherance of the public welfare or tend to promote the well-doing or well-being of mankind." Under this broad charter, the foundation currently makes grants on a selective basis to institutions in higher education; in cultural affairs and the performing arts; in population; in conservation and the environment; and in public affairs.

    The David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following broad program areas: conservation; population; science; children, families, and communities; arts; and organizational effectiveness and philanthropy. The foundation provides national and international grants, and also has a special focus on the Northern California counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey.

    Helen Bader Foundation - The Milwaukee-based Helen Bader Foundation supports innovative programs that are making an impact on the lives of people throughout Wisconsin, the United States, and Israel.

    A Directory of Charitable Grantmakers - Browse the foundation directory, pick a listed foundation, search any foundation's information page or search any foundation's home page. Foundation home pages may contain downloadable information such as grant applications, periodical and financial reports, and e-mail capabilities.

    Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Mission is to improve the quality of people's lives by preserving natural environments, seeking cures for diseases, and nurturing the arts.

    The Henry Luce FoundationThe MacArthur Foundation - programs, how to apply, research, reports, recent announcements, and other materials.

    Mega Foundation - Helping severely gifted individuals to reach their potential and find camaraderie. Also funds research efforts.

    John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Home Page - The Foundation only supports individuals. It does not make grants to institutions or organizations.

    Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund - The fund is primarily interested in organizations and projects that have an impact on the City of San Francisco and local Bay Area communities.  Other interests include domestic organizations providing support to Israel and national and international projects that address environmental and population issues.

    The Rockefeller Foundation - a very rich philanthropic organization endowed by John D. Rockefeller and chartered in 1913 for the well-being of people throughout the world. It is one of Americas oldest private foundations and one of the few with strong international interests. "The foundation has sought to identify, and address at their source, the causes of human suffering and need."

    International Foundation for Science - International Foundation for Science (Secretariat in Stockholm, Sweden)gives research grants to young scientists in the developing world to undertake research projects in the Biological and Agricultural Sciences in their own countries.

    Grable Foundation - Supporting programs that help children develop by improving educational opportunities, supporting community efforts, and strengthening families.

    Rockefeller Brothers Fund - Dedicated to improving the well-being of people in transition to global interdependence.

    Charles Stewart Mott Foundation - Civil Society, Environment, Flint and Poverty. Site includes issue/theme-based publications, searchable database of recent Mott-funded initiatives, links to a host of grantee websites and grant application procedures.

    The Michael Stewart Foundation - Established by Michael Stewart, former NFL star (Rams & Dolphins 87-96), to help students achieve excellence in both academics and athletics.

    The European Foundation Centre - To promote and underpin the work of foundations and corporate funders active in and with Europe.

    New Israel Fund - Non-partisan philanthropic partnership of North Americans, Israelis, and Europeans. It supports a network of non-government organizations in Israel that safeguard civil and human rights, promote Jewish-Arab equality and coexistence, advance the status of women, foster tolerance and pluralism, bridge social and economic gaps, pursue environmental justice, and encourage government accountability.

    Global Community Foundation - International non-profit charity organization for a global community with a social security system for all countries.

    Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) - A family philanthropy located in New York City. RFF supports a wide range of environmental, political participation and reform, women's rights, and other domestic activist-oriented nonprofit groups. It also provides funding to help nonprofits operate more effectively and to enable them to gain greater financial self-sufficiency.

    The Asia Foundation - Private, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization working to advance the mutual interests of the United States and the Asia Pacific region.

    Atlas Economic Research Foundation - Helps to create, develop, advise, and support independent public policy research institutes internationally.

    Charitable Gift Fund - Helping people find better and smarter ways to give to philanthropy, for example through pooled giving.

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundations - Supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest.

    Common Counsel Foundation - Consortium of family foundations and individual donors committed to funding economic, environmental and social justice initiatives.

    Cottonwood Foundation - Promoting empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity.

    The Gladys Brooks Foundation - Purpose is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of this country by establishing and supporting non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics.

    TKF Foundation - Gives to open spaces, sacred places and community greening projects that nurture the human spirit and foster a sense of community in greater Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Maryland, and Baltimore, Maryland.

    The Astraea National Lesbian Action Foundation - A source of financial support for organizations and projects that are lesbian-led and/or lesbian focused.

    The Brainerd Foundation - Dedicated to protecting the environment of the Pacific Northwest

    Broadcasters' Foundation - Provides anonymous financial assistance to fellow radio and television broadcasters who are in acute need.

    The Neil S. Alpert Foundation - A nonprofit foundation aimed at benefiting Rhode Islanders and people at large. It disperses grants in the fields of education, environment, medicine, and civic support.

    Bullitt Foundation - Committed to the protection and restoration of the environment of the Pacific Northwest.

    Meet the Composer - Supporting the music of living American composers through commissioning, residency, education and audience interaction programs.

    The Rotary Foundation - A not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.

    Richard Tucker Music Foundation - A non-profit cultural organization designed to perpetuate the memory of the great American tenor principally through the support and advancement of the careers of promising and talented American opera singers. In addition, the foundation seeks to heighten public awareness of the art of opera.

    John M. Lloyd Foundation - Committed to fighting the worldwide HIV/AIDS pandemic through support of organizations in the following areas: (1) policy/education/prevention; (2) medical research; and (3) healthcare and services.

    Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund (U.S.) - The fund supports charitable activities that directly benefit people in need, identifies and gives priority to issues and groups that are under-served by other domestic and international donors, and responds quickly to new challenges and opportunities within the funds priority areas.

    Vanguard Charitable Endowment - Allows an individual to setup a charitable fund and choose which charities will benefit.

    Public Entity Risk Institute - Programs seek to advance the state and practice of risk management, disaster management, and environmental liability management, especially among smaller organizations.

    The Kresge Foundation - Annual report, program information and FAQs for this independent, private foundation.

    Tides Foundation - Donor-advised grants to nonprofits working toward social change in the US and abroad.

    Brett Family Foundation - A grant making nonprofit organization that supports progressive charities and public policy initiations which help disadvantaged youth, improve public education, and create caring communities, particularly in Boulder, Denver, and the state of Colorado.

    Jewish Fund for Justice - A public foundation that supports grassroots organizations in which low-income people are rebuilding their communities and changing the conditions that perpetuate poverty.

    Echoing Green - Applies a venture capital approach to philanthropy by providing seed money and technical support to individuals creating innovative public service projects that seek to catalyze positive social change.

    Lance Winslow III Foundation - Mission is to raise funds for youth groups and local communitiy organizations.

    Feinstein Foundation - Information about programs to fight hunger and to provide education and scholarships, founded by philanthropist and humanitarian Alan Shawn Feinstein.

    Laura Jane Musser Fund - Charitable foundation supporting arts, children, youth, rural and intercultural issues.

    Benton Foundation - Benton seeks to shape the emerging communications environment and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems. Through demonstration projects, media production and publishing, research, conferences, and grantmaking, Benton takes on the critical questions for democracy in the information age. [International]

    Paul Allen Foundations - Details the many foundations created by Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft).

    The Arca Foundation - Primary concern is the overwhelming influence of private money in politics and its effect on who runs for public office, who wins, and in whose interest they govern. Arca's funding emphasizes educational efforts to expose this legal form of corruption and suggest effective remedies at the state and national level. Also funds projects that address the imbalance of power in society more generally, emphasizing issues of economic equity and labor rights at home and abroad.

    The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation - Supporting programs and organizations that create opportunity, enhance self-esteem and increase awareness about cultural and community issues among young men and women.

    The Lifebridge Foundation - A grant-making United Nations - affiliated NGO promoting the interconnectedness of all life and the Oneness of Humanity.

    Mustard Seed Foundation - A Christian grant-making organization partnering with churches all over the world.

    Peace and Security Funders Group - Purpose is to enhance the effectiveness of the network of grantmakers supporting work in the area of peace and security.

    The Kahanoff Foundation - Private Canadian foundation funding traditional and innovative charitable programs in Canada and Israel in the areas of health, education, culture, social services, philanthropy and community development, and research.

    The Bradley Foundation - Private foundation which supports conservative causes and public policy organizations.

    John Templeton Foundation - It is the foundation's purpose to stimulate a high standard of excellence in scholarly understanding which can serve to encourage further worldwide explorations of the moral and spiritual dimensions of the universe and of the human potential within its ultimate purpose.

    Community Foundation for the National Capitol Region - Serves metro Washington, DC. Facilitates individual and organizational giving via charitable grantmaking funds, distributes grants to nonprofit organizations, and convenes meetings on current local issues.

    The Noel Foundation - Inspired by the work of Mother Theresa, the foundation's purpose is to help those most in need to help themselves, both in the United States and internationally.

    America's Charities - Organization that raises money for charities through charitable giving campaigns in the workplace through payroll deduction.

    Oak Foundation - An international philanthropy funding projects in conservation, human rights, abuse, housing, learning disabilities, and other social justice issues. Annual report, guidelines for grant applications, and contact info.

    Sons of Italy Foundation - To preserve Italian-American culture, encourage educational excellence, and support transatlantic initiatives for diplomatic, economic, and educational exchanges.

    Milken Family Foundation - Funds initiatives in education and medical research.

    Andrus Family Fund - Provides funding for social change under programs for foster care and for community reconciliation.

    The Clarence Foundation - Venture philanthropy which seeks out and supports innovative and successful grassroots organizations. Information on giving opportunities, vision, programs, and leadership.

    Pew Internet and American Life Project - Creates and funds original, academic-quality research that explores the impact of the Internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.

    Lindbergh Foundation - Furthering Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Describes mission and programs, foundation history, how to apply for grants, and related topics.

    Alexander Onassis Public Benefit Foundation - Supports medical research and scholarship, Greek cultural efforts, and environmental work among many other causes, both Greek and international.


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