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The Library offers customers free access to over 60 research databases. They contain scholarly journal articles, reports, images, newspapers and more, on a variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
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Databases

Databases can help you apply for a grant.


Catalog of Nonprofit Literature

The Foundation Center's Free bibliographic database to access the literature of philanthropy, drawn from books, periodicals, pamphlets, and more. 60% of references have abstracts.
(Accessible in all Pratt Library Locations, or from home with your library card)

Foundation Directory Online

Search over 108,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the U.S.
(Accessible only in the Central Library)

Foundation Grants to Individuals

Search over 10,000 foundation programs that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.
(Accessible only in the Central Library)

Philanthropy In/Sight

Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics—virtually anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today.

 

It combines the Foundation Center's rich data on grantmakers and their grants with familiar Google maps to tell the story of philanthropy. Choosing from a wide range of customization options, you can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships as never before.

 

Plus, you can overlay grant data with your choice of over 100 demographic and thematic data sets to create compelling visual portraits showing where philanthropy has made an impact and where opportunities exist to fill critical needs.

(Accessible only in Pratt Library Locations)
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