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Maggie Morth
Communications Manager
The Foundation Center
(212) 807-2415

New Foundation Center Map Guides Nonprofits
to Stimulus Dollars and Other Resources

New York, NY — May 5, 2009. The Foundation Center, the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy, has collected an extensive array of resources on how nonprofits may be able to access stimulus package funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. The Center's new MapShot: Best ARRA Funding Resources by State provides a state-by-state display of funding opportunities and other pertinent information.

The new map guides visitors to a wealth of annotated links about ARRA, such as:

  • Detailed lists of "shovel-ready" projects in every state, submitted in the 2008 U.S. Conference of Mayors report
  • "New Opportunities for Michigan Nonprofits," the first in a series of briefings prepared by City Connect Detroit related to funding opportunities through the ARRA
  • "State of Hawai'i's HI-Way to Recovery," official state web site on the economic stimulus package
  • "What Stimulus Means to Texas Health Care," preliminary information from the Texas Medical Association on major health and human services allocations for Texas

"America's nonprofits are fighting for their piece of the stimulus pie, and this mapping tool gives them a running start," said Bradford K. Smith, president of the Foundation Center.

Also informative is the Center's PhilanTopic blog post, What Do Nonprofits Need to Know About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act?.

MapShot: Best ARRA Funding Resources by State is available at the Center's Focus on the Economic Crisis web page, which offers a variety of resources to help nonprofits and foundations deal with the challenges of the unstable economy.

About the Foundation Center
Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 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. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of more than 400 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions in every U.S. state and beyond. For more information, please visit or call (212) 620-4230.

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