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Company Overview of The Foundation Center

Company Overview

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.

79 Fifth Avenue

16th Street

New York, NY 10003-3076

United States

Founded in 1956





Key Executives for The Foundation Center

President and Trustee
Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Age: 53
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Vice President of Development
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

The Foundation Center Key Developments

Neal R. Hegarty Joins Foundation Center Board of Trustees

Fundation Center has elected Neal R. Hegarty to its board of trustees. His service will commence with the board's next meeting in November 2014. Hegarty is vice president of programs at the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan.

Dr. John Patrick Bailey Joins Foundation Center as Director of Cleveland Office

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

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.

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