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The Nazar Foundation Collection

The Wichita Public Library is a member of the Foundation Center’s Cooperating Collections Network. The Nazar Foundation Collection in Business & Technology at the Central Library contains information on potential funding from foundations, corporations, the public sector and other sources for nonprofit organizations and individuals. The Collection consists of Foundation Center directories and publications as well as three online databases.

Collection materials also include materials on grantseeking, proposal writing, other means of fund raising, and texts on nonprofit management, board leadership and volunteerism -- many of which are available for checkout.

The Collection is available during regular Central Library hours. Individual assistance with the collection and databases is available by appointment. Contact John Cleary at 261-8507 or email

Foundation Directory Online (For use in Central Library only)

Updated weekly, a database of over 100,000 U.S foundations and corporate donors, over 2.4 million recent grants, and over half a million key decision makers. Search grantmakers, companies, grants, and 990s, plus RFPs, philanthropy news, nonprofit literature and jobs. An excellent tool for persons associated with a non-profit organization looking for grant funding, it includes a wealth of information for first time grantseekers and two categories of funders—direct corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities. Many free online training courses and tutorials are also available.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (For use in Central Library only)

Geared toward individuals, this database includes over 10,000 foundation profiles for scholarships, fellowships, grants, awards, and other financial support as sources of funding for individuals and small organizations seeking grant money. It is the only extensive online resource devoted exclusively to foundations that fund individuals.

Philanthrophy In/Sight (For use in Central Library only)

This interactive mapping tool uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships, both locally and worldwide. It uses maps to show where grants have made an impact and areas where opportunities still exist to fill critical needs.

Last update: 1/24/2014
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