Research into International
Trusts and Foundations
(in 20 minutes)
Finbar Cullen
ResearchPlus
[email protected] ResearchPlus.co.uk
International?
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England
Wales
Scotland
Northern Ireland
Republic of Ireland
Isle of Man
Jersey
Guernsey
Rummaging in Registers
Regional Charity Registers and Company
House Registers - PowerPoint
http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/trust_fund
raising/
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Republic of Ireland
Isle of Man
Jersey
Guernsey
Republic of Ireland
• Irish Funding Handbook, 5th edition 20032004 - €20, Café Publications
– Trusts & Foundations
– International Opportunities
Republic of Ireland
• Citizens Information Board
– “database of funding sources for the voluntary
sector in Ireland”
• www.citizensinformation.ie
(www.cidb.ie/comhairlevcs.nsf)
– Replacing www.cidb.ie
Republic of Ireland
• The Wheel
– “support and representative body connecting
Community and Voluntary organisations
across Ireland”
• Funder-Finder, supported by Vodafone Ireland
Foundation
– Source of information on funding
» www.wheel.ie
Activelink
• “works with non-profit organisations to
develop online communications”
• Resources section has no information at
the moment, but has a link to a
publications page
– See events, campaigns, news link
» www.activelink.ie
Republic of Ireland
• Philanthropy Ireland
– The association of grant-making trusts,
foundations and corporations in Ireland
– Directory of 17 full members and 4 associate
members.
– Contact details, Unsolicited applications
accepted: Yes/No
– Section “For Grantseekers”
– www.philanthropyireland.ie
Republic of Ireland
• Fundraising UK
– Section on Ireland
– Funders, deadlines, etc
• www.fundraising.co.uk
Europe
• NB Some English language sources,
some websites only provide very limited
information in English
European Foundation Centre
• “gathering point for independent funders
active in and with Europe”
– www.efc.be
European Foundation Centre
Search current membership
– Alphabetically
– by Country (NB not all European)
• Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan,
Kosovo/UNMIK, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway,
Palestine, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Romania,
Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United
Kingdom, United States
European Foundation Centre
• Links
– (21) National Associations of Donors
• Names with hyperlinks for most of them
National associations of donors in
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Austria - Verband Österreichische Privatstiftungen
Belgium - Belgian Network of Foundations
Bulgaria - Bulgarian Donors Forum
Donors Forum in Bulgaria
Czech Republic - Czech Donors Forum
Finland - Council of Finnish Foundations
France - Centre Français des Fondations
Germany - Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen
Ireland - Philanthropy Ireland
Italy - Associazione fra le Casse di Risparmio Italiane
National associations of donors in
Europe
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The Netherlands - Vereniging van Fondsen in Nederland
Poland - Polish Donors Forum
Portugal - Portuguese Foundation Centre
Romania - Romanian Donors Forum
Russia - The Russia Donors Forum
Slovak Republic - Slovak Donors Forum
Spain - Asociación Española de Fundaciones
Coordinadora Catalana de Fundacions
Switzerland - SwissFoundations
United Kingdom - Association of Charitable Foundations
Scottish Grant Making Trust Group
Global - WINGS
Europe
• Funders Online – an initiative of the European
Foundation Centre
• www.fundersonline.org
– Search Europe’s online philanthropic community
– Search for independent funder websites by
• Name
• Country e.g. France = 84, Japan (!) = 6
– hyperlinks
• “Funder website feature” (e.g. financial information)
Europe
• Funders Online
– Information for Grant-Seekers
• Introduction to Funding Research
• Prospect Funder Checklist
• Project Proposal Basics
– Directory of Social Change
– Foundation Center
– Publications
» Newsletter, directories, statistics, etc
Some EFC Books, etc
• A Directory of (158) Foundation and Corporate
Members of the EFC, 2006 edition €65
• Mediterranean Funding, 1999 - directory of 126
profiles of foundations and corporate funders
€10
• Youth Funding in Europe 2000 - detailed
profiles of 145 independent funders €25
• Europe in the World “News Digest” - free
monthly email service
Books - Europe
• Directory of European Grantmakers
2006/2007, Chapel & York
– nearly 1,000 European Grantmakers £15.50
• www.chapelyork.com
• Fundraising from Europe (Individuals,
Companies, Foundations)
– facts and figures and resources £15.50
• www.chapelyork.com
Books - Europe
• The Europa International Foundation Directory
– 2,500 foundations, trusts, charitable and grant-making
NGOs world-wide £230.00
• www.routledge.com
• Philanthropy in Europe
– Individuals, Companies, Foundations by annual
subscription - Monthly magazine £160/€240
• www.philanthropyineurope.com
USA
Foundation Center
• Excellent, comprehensive resource
• http://foundationcenter.org
Foundation Center
• 71,000 grantmaking foundations
• Foundation Finder
– Search
• grantmaker name
• geography
• EIN number (Employer Identification Number nine digit number that the United States Internal
Revenue Service assigns)
– An EIN number helps when you don't know the precise
name of a foundation and distinguishes it from other
foundations with similar names.
Foundation Center
• The Foundation Directory Online
– Up to 88,000 U.S. foundations and corporate
donors, 900,000 recent grants, and more than
400,000 key decision-makers. $19.95 a
month +
Foundation Center
• Books (and CDs
• The Foundation Directory 2007
– key facts on the top 20,000 U.S. foundations, 50,000
sample grants $215.00
• Guide to Funding for International and Foreign
Programs 2006
– 1,500+ entries, 8,700+ sample grants $125.00
• Philanthropy News Digest - free newsletter
US Foundations - books
• Directory of American Grantmakers
2005/2006
– “400 largest US private & company
foundations that fund outside the USA”
£45/£9.50 - Sold Out, 2007/2008 Coming
Soon
• Chapel & York
– www.chapelyork.com
US Foundations - books
• US Trust and Foundation Directory
2005/06
– experiencedevelopment.org
• pdf document listing 57/58 US trusts and
foundations that fund international development
work and organisations outside of the US, updated
annually.
– www.experiencedevelopment.org
Guidestar
• searchable database of more than 1.5
million nonprofit organizations
– www.guidestar.org
– Grant Explorer Single User $49.00 monthly
($499 pa)
• information on 3.05 million grants made by more
than 52,200 of the largest foundations in the USA
– Demo available
USA
• NOZA
– “the world's largest searchable database of
charitable gifts”, with over 21,000,000 records
• Search by “Foreign Affairs”
– www.nozasearch.com
USA
• Waltman Associates
– The Donor Series online – 4,800,000 gifts
(individual, corporate, and foundation)
• Pay per search or subscribe for unlimited
searching
• www.waltmanassociates.com
• www.donorseries.com
CharityChannel
• nonprofit sector professionals from around the
world volunteering time, advice, information, tips
and articles …
– Grants and Foundations Review
– Email newsletter
– CharityChannel USA, Canada, UK, international
• http://charitychannel.com/
Global Philanthropy Forum
• The Global Philanthropy Forum matches
grantmakers to vehicles for overseas giving
– International philanthropy resources
• Search by continent and issue
• Gives (US) Foundation name and contact details
• www.philanthropyforum.org
Further afield
Europe in the World
• a programme of the European Foundation
Centre
– Support the development of Foundations
worldwide. Partners include Foundations
• www.europeintheworld.info
Council on Foundations
• www.cof.org
• “more than 2,000 grantmaking foundations
and giving programmes worldwide”
– Looking for Grants?
• The Council does not provide services to
grantseekers, but check out the links
– GrantsDirect.com etc
FoundationSearch
• Metasoft Systems Inc
• Search over 4 million documents about
over 122,000 funders in the US, Canada,
the UK and Australia
– free, 'no obligation' site-seeing tour available
• www.foundationsearch.com
Canada
• CharityVillage
– Resources and Library
• Funding Sources
– www.charityvillage.com
Asia and the Pacific
• Philanthropy & the Third Sector in Asia
and the Pacific
– Information on countries
– Information on grantmaking foundations –
international and local
• www.asianphilanthropy.org
The Japan Foundation Center
• Information on 86 grant-making
foundations and their grant programmes
– hyperlinks
• www.jfc.or.jp/eibun
Australia
• Centre of Philanthropy and Nonprofit
Studies at the Queensland University of
Technology in Brisbane
– The majority of Australian Foundations do not
fund outside Australia. In many cases they
legally cannot do so.
– Links
– Publications
• top 25 private Australian Foundations, etc
• www.bus.qut.edu.au
New Zealand
• Funding Information Service
– Fundview
• over 600 funding schemes
• www.fis.org.nz
New Zealand
• The Charities Commission register of
charitable organisations in New Zealand
– Charities Register
• Search by charitable sector - “international
activities” and area of operation “overseas”
– Some results are “grantmakers”
» Makes grants or loans to individuals
Makes grants to organisations
Links via efc
Latin American Funders Network
• … foundations, corporate donors and
other organisations concerned with the
development of philanthropy
– [email protected]
Grantmakers East Group
• supports the development of civil society
in Central and Eastern Europe and the
Newly Independent States
– [email protected]
Sub-Saharan African Funders
Network
• foundations and corporate funders working
in Sub-Saharan Africa
– [email protected]
Thank you
• Finbar Cullen
• ResearchPlus
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• http://groups.yahoo.com/group/prospectresearch-uk/
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