Foundation Center Cooperating Collection

Grant Services

Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers in the Louisville area looking for funding sources have access to a valuable collection of resources at the W. L. Lyons Brown Library.

The W. L. Lyons Brown Library at Bellarmine University is a Cooperating Collection affiliate of the national Foundation Center. The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U. S. philanthropy. The Cooperating Collection contains resources to find potential funding from foundations, corporations, the public sector, and other sources for non-profit organizations and individuals. Materials in the collection include Foundation Directory Online, Professional and Foundation Grants to Individuals, guides on grant seeking, proposal writing, other means of fund raising, and texts on nonprofit management, leadership, and volunteerism.


The materials in the Cooperating Collection are available during regular library hours.

Print Resources for Grants Research

The Cooperating Collection maintains a current set of print resources in the Reference collection.

Online Resources for Grants Research

(accessible from all Brown Library computers)

The Foundation Directory Online Professional provides our patrons with access to information on grantmakers and their grants. The searchable database contains information on over 92,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grant making public charities in the United States. There is also a searchable file of more than 1.2 million records of grants already given out.

The Foundation Grants for Individuals database focuses on foundations that provide financial support for individual grantseekers. It describes giving for a variety of purposes, including scholarships, student loans, fellowships, program development, internships, professorships, arts and culture projects, and research.

For more information about the Cooperating Collection at Bellarmine University: contact Dan Bays, Cooperating Collection Supervisor, 502.272.8317.

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