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Company Overview of The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center nonprofit organization that supports and improves institutional philanthropy by providing information through print, CD-ROM, and online resources to grant seekers about existing foundations. The company collects, organizes, and disseminates information on foundations and corporate giving. It maintains an online library and offers free and fee-based educational programs and services. Foundation Center assists grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. The company was founded in 1956 and is based in New York City. It has additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Cleveland, Ohio; and San Francisco, California.
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New York, NY 10003-3076
Founded in 1956
Key Executives for The Foundation Center
Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Vice President of Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.
The Foundation Center Key Developments
Dr. John Patrick Bailey Joins Foundation Center as Director of Cleveland Office
Jul 15 14
Foundation Center has announced the appointment of John Patrick Bailey, Ph.D., as director of its regional office in Cleveland, effective June 2, 2014. Dr. Bailey is a seasoned leader with extensive operational and organizational management experience in the social sector. He joins Foundation Center's Social Sector Outreach division, which connects nonprofits to the resources they need to thrive through a variety of in-person and online offerings. Dr. Bailey has previously served as the executive director of HomeAid Los Angeles/Ventura in Westlake Village, California, where he oversaw the funding and management of capital projects to build and renovate shelters for the transitionally homeless.
InterAction and the Foundation Center Announce Strategic Partnership
May 28 14
InterAction and the Foundation Center have announced a strategic partnership to promote greater visibility and understanding of global private development assistance. Building on InterAction's existing data sharing efforts through NGO Aid Map and the Foundation Center's commitment to build the global data platform for philanthropy, their partnership will focus on data sharing, capacity building, and data analysis within the NGO and foundation communities. Several key priorities have been identified, including to: Increase the amount of publicly available information on private development assistance; improve practice around data collection, management, and dissemination; increase commitment to transparency and data sharing within the philanthropic and nonprofit communities; and explore which factors currently drive resource allocations by nonprofits, foundations, and other relevant philanthropic actors and how better data can improve funding and programmatic decisions.
The Foundation Center Announces New Appointments
Jan 23 14
The Foundation Center announced the appointment of new staff positions that will strengthen its ability to meet the changing needs of the social sector. Effective January 8, Tushar Deshpande is the new vice president for data and technology strategy, and Zohra Zori is the new vice president for social sector outreach. Angela Hariche will begin her role as director of international data relations on February 1. As vice president for data and technology strategy, Tushar Deshpande is responsible for strengthening the Foundation Center’s capacity to develop data-driven knowledge solutions for philanthropic foundations, nonprofits, and a broad array of social sector organizations. He oversees the Center’s information technology, data architecture, and the team devoted to data visualization and data mining. Zohra Zori, the Center’s new vice president for social sector outreach, oversees the Center’s five regional offices, a Funding Information Network of 475 worldwide affiliated locations, the GrantSpace.org web site, and a range of training and advisory services. A third staff member recently hired by the Foundation Center is Angela Hariche, who will serve as its director of international data relations, another new position, beginning February 1.
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