In addition to its libraries in Atlanta, Cleveland, New York, San Francisco, and
Washington, D.C., the Foundation Center has a nationwide network comprised of libraries,
community foundations, and nonprofit resource centers called Cooperating Collections. In more than
300 locations, these collections
provide free access to a core group of Center publications for public reference, access to Internet resources,
and some level of instruction on how to do funding research. These libraries provide access to
the best and most comprehensive information available on foundations and corporate giving.
Every state has at least one Cooperating Collection, and many have collections in more than one city.
Many collections have additional
materials, including other Center publications and those of other publishers. They may also have
state funding directories, fundraising periodicals, foundation application guidelines and/or annual
reports, videotapes, CD-ROMs, and IRS Form 990-PF (IRS
returns filed by private foundations). 990-PF forms for all private foundations are also available on
the web as PDF links from the Foundation Finder.