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