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Bruce Cuthbertson commented 2011-08-01 10:03:40 -0700Here’s a link that describes the IRS Form 990 (where all the data on foundation grants originates). All 501c3 foundation granting organizations have to file a form 990 for all their grants, so it makes tracking whom the grantors are and whom they are making grants to.
The page has 3 sources for searching form 990: 990 Finder, Foundation Finder and Guidestar.
The information is also available directly from the IRS, but that’s probably in a non-searchable format. If none of these pan out, I’ll look into the IRS source.
Jim Gilliam commented 2011-07-22 15:45:40 -0700Hi Bruce, could you list any sources of foundation grant database, and any companies that sell access to this info, that sort of thing? Where do I need to look to find this stuff.
Bruce Cuthbertson commented 2011-07-22 12:48:11 -0700Sorry, I hit return before I could elaborate.
As a nonprofit, it would be invaluable to be able to access foundation grant databases for fundraising purposes. There are a bunch of organizations that have foundation grant databases, however, their data comes from the IRS. Foundations are required to file a form with the IRS for every grant they make. Nonprofits are constantly searching through the grant databases to find good matches and to solicit grants. Integrating such a database with your fundraising features would be a huge hit with nonprofits. It’s something no one else is doing. Right now, we have to go to a database company and pay a fee to search the data. There’s no integration. I hope you explore this option. It would be a game changer for nonprofits wanting more integration between CRM, foundation data, and tracking fundraising efforts.