The Foundation directory online

Venture Forward is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, Venture Forward provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic database, The Foundation Directory Online. The fully searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders.

Venture Forward has two computers with access to the Directory. Monthly tutorials are available to help those not familiar with the Foundation Center's database learn how to research funders using this tool.

Appointments are required.  Please contact Cathy Mendez at (423) 752-0329 to schedule an appointment to use the directory during working hours (Monday- Friday; 9am-5pm).