Foundation Center Cooperating Collection

The San Mateo Public Library is part of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, a resource of information for nonprofits. The San Francisco Foundation Center offers a much larger library of nonprofit materials.

Funding Information Network locations provide local nonprofits with tools they can use to become successful grantseekers.
The San Mateo Main Library also has books and materials on volunteer management, proposal writing, nonprofit management, and more.


Available for use only at the library


  • The Foundation 1000
  • Foundation Fundamentals
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • Foundation Today Series
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Winning Proposals
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving
  • National Guide to Funding...(series)
  • Securing Your Organization's Future