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Welcome to Foundation Center Cooperating Collection

The Foundation Center Cooperating Collection (FCCC) of Oklahoma City University's Dulaney-Browne Library is an affiliate of the national Foundation Center. The Collection contains information on potential funding from foundations, corporations, the public sector and other sources for nonprofit organizations and individuals. Collection materials also include guides on grantseeking, proposal writing, and other means of fund raising, and texts on nonprofit management/board leadership and giving, voluntarism/volunteerism and civil society.

HOURS
The OCU FCCC is open during regular library hours.

Appointments are not required for FCCC patrons, but are available with the collection supervisor should consultation be desired and are recommended for the first time visitor.

Office Hours:Monday-Friday..........8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION & PARKING
See the main library driving directions and campus map.

Two metered parking spaces near the library are available for short visits. Patrons are encouraged to call the FCCC at 405-208-5071 to find out about the availability of authorized on-campus parking for longer stays.

ORIENTATION
Sessions on how to use the resources of the OCU FCCC can be scheduled for individuals or groups by contacting the collection supervisor.

LIBRARY FEATURES
The Dulaney-Browne Library is a handicapped accessible facility. The library is equipped with coin operated copiers and printers.

COLLECTION SUPERVISOR
Susan Small
Oklahoma City University
Dulaney-Browne Library
2501 N. Blackwelder
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-1493

Phone: (405)208-5071
FAX: (405)208-5291
e-mail:ssmall@okcu.edu

Specialized Internet Databases

Foundation Directory Online Professional is the Foundation Center's preeminent electronic instrument for initiating comprehensive, open-ended grantmaker and grant searches.

Foundation Grants for Individuals provides information on foundation grants available to individuals. Most are college scholarships or advanced research grants.

Philanthropy In/Sight combines the power of Google Maps with the Foundation Center's data on grant makers and grants awarded to create custom maps of grant makers or grants awarded.

These database links are available only through computers in the Dulaney-Browne Library.Students and faculty can log on to any computer in the library for access. Visitors wanting to use this system will need to have the Foundation Center Supervisor or a reference librarian to log on to a computer for them.

Resources

The cooperating collection maintains a current and comprehensive set of reference publications and other aids. These materials are available for use in the library. Patrons of the collection may want to allow for extended or frequent visits to the FCCC in order to conduct thorough and effective searches.

SEARCH THE Foundation Center Collection


Selected Resources:

Foundation Directories that include:
Annual Register of Grant Support
Directories of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas foundations
Foundation 1000
Foundation Directory, Parts 1, 2 and Supplement
Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers and Donors
National Directory of Corporate Giving
Taft Corporate Giving Directory
Taft Directory of International Corporate Giving

Specialized Grant Guides (Some 25 publications listing grants in many program areas)

Specialized Grant Directories
Directory of Biomedical /Health Care
Directory of Building/Equipment Grants
Directory of Computer/High Technology
Directory of Education Grants
Directory of Grants for Serving People with Disabilities
Directory of Grants in the Humanities
Directory of Health Grants
Directory of Operating Grants
Directory of Research Grants
Directory of Social Service Grants
Funding Sources for Economic/Community Development

Subject Directories and Foundations
Over a dozen Foundation Center titles as well as books from other publishers, listing grantmakers under broad program and subject areas

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Books in the areas of:
Guides to grantseeking and proposal writing
Corporate giving
Specific program/organization-focused concerns
General and specific forms of fund raising
Government sources of support (e.g., Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)
Philanthropy, voluntarism and volunteerism
Nonprofit management and board leadership
Guides for actual and potential grantmakers
Grants to individuals

Additional Resources from the Foundation Center

Grant Space is a place to explore in depth content, engage with a community of peers and experts, and energize your fundraising efforts.

Philanthropy News Digest provides news about giving and funding in general and a search option.

Find Funders is a free search option for finding basic foundation information by name or location, searching by foundation name for IRS 990 information, and searching current requests for proposals published in Philanthropy News Digest.

Links to Other National and Community Sources of Information

GiveSmartOKC is a new resource that provides information about nonprofit organizations in good standing that are located in, or provide services for, central Oklahoma.

Guidestar provides profile data on nonprofits and foundations based on tax reports to the IRS. Searching and some information is free, but a free account is required to access the information. (Premium accounts also available.)

Internal Review Service Tax Information for Charitable Organizations includes information on how and what to file and what is deductible.

United Way of Central Oklahoma includes a directory of partner agencies and links to the "Vital Signs" reports on community well-being.

Allied Arts provides federated fund raising activities on behalf of arts-related organizations.

Arts Council of Oklahoma City is dedicated to bringing the arts and the community together through free or low-cost large-scale downtown Oklahoma City cultural events and a variety of arts outreach activities that impact under-served populations.

Oklahoma City Community Foundation provides services to donors who wish to fund endowments to support charitable causes. The website includes resources for donors and links to projects including a list of central Oklahoma charities and a list of scholarships.

Sarkeys Foundation provides free conference facilities, non profit grants, board retreat grants and more to many charitable and non profit foundations.

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits provides training, consulting, networking opportunities and special events in an effort to strengthen the nonprofit sector.

State of Oklahoma website provides access to funding, licensing, and/or consultative agencies including Arts Council, Oklahoma, State Historical Preservation Office, Oklahoma Secretary of State, and Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

Oklahoma Humanities Council is a statewide grantmaking public charity with educational, consulting, and grants programs promoting the humanities.

City of Oklahoma City website includes information about funding and regulating departments.

Grants.gov provides a searchable database of grants available through the federal government, as well as the interface for applying for these grants.

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