January 19, 2022

ICYMI: “Visualizing Funding for Libraries” (New Online Research Tool)

ICYMI. Foundation Center released the following online research tool last month. It’s free to access/utilize.

From the Launch Announcement:

Visualizing Funding For Libraries [is] the most comprehensive database of library funding that has ever existed, containing grants given to u.s. libraries by u.s. foundations.

Library advocates, foundations, and nonprofits can also use it to understand the funding landscape. A search of the tool will quickly reveal:

  • Local, state, and national sources of funding for public, academic, school, special collection, and government libraries
  • Demographic information corresponding with library service area
  • Regional funding trends



The Visualizing Funding for Libraries project is a winner of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which funds breakthrough ideas that help libraries serve 21st century information needs.

Direct to Visualizing Funding For Libraries

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.