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Foundation Center Workshop

Stay tune for upcoming workshop in Fall 2018 with Susan Shiroma of the Foundation Center.

Susan Shiroma, Senior Social Sector Librarian, provides leadership and support for Foundation Center public services for social sector and philanthropy professionals in the New York City metropolitan region. Susan has been with the Foundation Center since 1995. 

June 8 Presentation





The Westport Library has the distinction of being a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy.
  • The Center’s three powerful databases are accessible free of charge on Library computers.  
  • Foundation Directory Online Professional  (for nonprofits) and Grants to Individuals help grantseekers identify foundations that award grants in their fields of interest.  Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool that grantseekers use to gather intelligence to  craft compelling grant proposals. 
  • These databases are accessible from any computer on-site in the Library.

If you need assistance, the staff at the Reference Desk is trained to provide support.  Call 203-291-4840.


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