In addition to creating a Crowdfunding that will allow the Haitian Diaspora to finance projects in their own neighborhoods, we have partnered with Foundation Center to give individuals and institutions in Petion-Ville free access to the funding they need to improve their community. Foundation Center maintains unique databases of information on more than 108,000 foundations, corporate donors, and grant-making public charities in the U.S. and over 3 million of their recent grants.
At its Petion-Ville center, CEN will provide visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases, Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Philanthropy In/Sight. These fully searchable databases include detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, an extensive collection of recent grants awarded by the nation's top funders, and interactive mapping tools.
About the Foundation Center Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grant-makers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of 470 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and around the world.