Berkshire Funding Resource Center

The Berkshire Athenaeum is a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center of New York and offers the most comprehensive database application for U.S. and international philanthropy around the world with a scope of 140,000+ grantmakers. Explore the Library’s Foundation Directory.

The Athenaeum offers in-library access to the Foundation Center's online database of 990-PFs, the tax return filed by private foundations with the Internal Revenue Service. These documents provide comprehensive information about even the smaller foundations, including fiscal data, names of trustees and officers, application information, and descriptions of grants awarded the previous year. Professional reference assistance in using these resources is also available.

Grantmaker profiles include:

  • Current giving interests

  • Up to 15 years of their actual grants awarded in the U.S. and internationally

  • Board and staff names

  • Program descriptions and guidelines

  • Application procedures

  • Communication channels

  • Contact information

 
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Library access to the Foundation Directory Online is made possible by a grant from Berkshire Bank.