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    • Answer most questions about philanthropy, nonprofit management and fundraising
    • Present a variety of resources that will answer your question
    • Help you search Foundation Center databases and resources
    • Point you to your nearest Foundation Center location or partner that you can visit in person
  • We Cannot:

    • Give you a grant or any other type of donation
    • Point you to specific funders or approach them on your behalf
    • Write or review your grant proposal or other documents
    • Give legal, tax, or consulting advice

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About Our Team

Our Ask Us team is a jointly-staffed effort across Foundation Center's regional offices. Our librarians thrive on helping to answer your questions about foundations, philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofits.

  • 20,000 Questions

    The number of questions we answer each year!

  • More Than 40 Countries

    The number of countries our visitors come from!

  • Kate Amanna Demcsak New York Lead Foundation Center Northeast New York View Bio
  • Laura Bergman Social Sector Librarian Foundation Center West
  • Kim Buckner Patton Director, Foundation Center Northeast View Bio
  • Ganga Dharmappa San Francisco Community Outreach Manager View Bio
  • Melissa Grannetino Washington DC Engagement Specialist View Bio
  • Lori Guidry San Francisco Lead View Bio
  • Asia Hadley Atlanta Lead View Bio
  • Richard Hallman Librarian Foundation Center View Bio
  • David Holmes Cleveland Lead View Bio
  • Natalie Jemiola-Wilson Social Sector Librarian Foundation Center Midwest
  • Tracy Kaufman Community Outreach Manager Foundation Center Northeast New York View Bio
  • Sara Krane Social Sector Librarian Foundation Center Midwest

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