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Funding Information Network/ Resource Library

The Funding Information Network is a network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that can be found across the U.S. and around the world. Network partners provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers.


A key initiative of the Foundation Center is to reach under-resourced and underserved populations throughout the United States and in other locations around the globe, who are in need of useful information and training to become successful grantseekers. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is by designating new Funding Information Network partners in regions that have the ability to serve the nonprofit communities most in need of Foundation Center resources.


Visitors to the Funding Information Network/Resource Library at the Central Minnesota Community Foundation (CMCF) office in St. Cloud, have free access to:


The Foundation Center's Core Collection:

o   A listing of 130,000 foundations, corporations and grantmaking public charities.

o   Over 300 titles that include grantmaker directories, books, periodicals and videos on fundraising, board development, executive leadership, marketing and communications, and nonprofit management.

The Foundation Directory Online Professional:

o   An online searchable database which includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations.

o   Extensive information of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders.


Foundation Grants to Individuals Online:

o   Research more than 6,200 foundation and public charity programs that fund artists. students, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.


Minnesota Grant Makers Online:

o   A searchable online database of Minnesota grant makers and grants.


These resources are available for free at CMCF's Funding Information Network/Resource Library, or by subscription through the Foundation Center.

To ensure access to the database or materials, visitors can schedule and reserve time by calling 877-253-4380.

Who can use the Funding Information Network/Resource Library?
Anyone may use the materials during our regular business hours.

What are our hours?
Winter hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Closed on holidays.

Summer hours Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Fridays 8:00 AM to Noon.  Closed on holidays.

Do I need an appointment?

Appointments are highly recommended as many individuals and organization use this Library.  (877-253-4380)

Can I check out materials?
This is a non-lending library. You can, however, make a limited number of photocopies of selected materials.

Do you provide individual help on fundraising and nonprofit management?
The Central Minnesota Community Foundation offers free, short-term, advice by phone or by appointment to board and staff members of local nonprofit organizations and community groups. Email your question to Susan Lorenz, Funding Information Network Supervisor, at or call 320-253-4380.

Where Are You Located?
Central Minnesota Community Foundation
101 7th Avenue South STE 100
Saint Cloud, MN 56301


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Questions, contact Susan Lorenz.