Foundation Center

Established in 1956, and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants—a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. We also operate research, education, and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level. More than 37,000 people visit our web site each day, and thousands more are served in our five regional library/learning centers and our national network of more than 300 Cooperating Collections.

University Library Special Collections

The IU Indianapolis University Library is home to the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library and the Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives , together one of the most comprehensive collections in the world of organizational records, personal papers, and published materials relating to philanthropy.