Whether you're new to fundraising or an old hand, you will find useful information in IP's funding guides. The guides are written by our staff and updated constantly to reflect changes in funders and trends.
We work to get inside foundations—and into the heads of top individual donors—to explain who is funding what and why, what's new, and how to make the right pitch.
You can use the search tool below to explore thousands of profiles of institutional and individual funders. Please note that this tool is still in beta, and some funders have not yet been added. So be sure also to browse our various guides which organize funders by industry, issue, and geographic place. You must be a paid subscriber to view more than five funder profiles. (Subscribe here.)
The world of philanthropy is changing fast as new givers emerge, with large fortunes from top industries like tech and finance. Major individual donors are making more large gifts to fields like higher education, medicine, and the arts. Foundation staff change often. Explore the guides below to learn more.
Explore what funders are doing in over 35 different issue areas. Find the foundations that are a right match for your organization or program. Each funding guide below includes a detailed look at the priorities and strategies of every top funder working an issue, as well practical tips on how to make contact and submit a proposal.
Find out what funders are giving to in your areas by clicking on one of the metro guides below. Every guide profiles over dozens foundations in each region, explaining what funders are working on, their guidelines for giving, top program officers, and how to approach them.