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Foundation Center Directory

TAMU is fortunate in having a professional level subscription to this database which has comprehensive information on the foundation sector.

To access , search Foundation Center as database on library web site.  You do not need to log in to this site. If you are off campus you will want to log in to the library web page as you do to have full access to all resources.


  • Power Search function lets you search nine databases at once.
  • Search Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, or 990's.
  • Recent enhancement allows for seraching for foundation staff and affiliations of grantmakers' trustees and officers.
  • RFP sche application information section
  • News
  • Jobs
  • Nonprofit Literature

Grantmakers Covered

  • Community foundations
  • Company-sponsored foundations
  • Corporate giving programs
  • Independent foundations
  • Operating foundations
  • Public charities

For help using this contact Gail Macmillan at or 979-862-3544.


    National Center for Charitable Statistics ( NCCS)

    NCCS is a repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the US. It is a project of the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy of the Urban Institute which is a nonpartisan research institute. Much of the data can be accessed free of charge.

    Organization data includes:  

    • Name
    • EIN
    • Address
    • Ruling Date
    • IRS Type
    • Legal basis for public charity or private foundation status
    • Total Revenue
    • Total Assets
    • Links to 99/990 EZs or 990-PFs

    To access go to 

    If you go to Data you will find  a custom table wizard that will allow you to create national and state level reports on nonprofits and charitable activities in the U.S. You can also analyze data by state, county, zip , or MSA.

    You can find an overview of NCCS Web Tools at where you will find a description of tables that can be created, information on legal forms of charities and nonprofits, ways to search for specific organizatins and advanced tools to access data.

    The NCCS Data Web section requires registration but will allow you to create more individualized tables and reports. ( For much of the data there is no charge but at some point a fee may be required ) New users are encouraged to read the Getting Started Section at   which has a four minute tour of the site and how to use.

    The NCCS site has a newly implemented Community Inventory Feature where participating communities provide data on needs assessements and activities which are then are linked to google neighborhood maps. College Station is a participant.

    For help using this contact Gail Macmillan at or 979-862-3544.








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