Containing detailed information on more than 2,300 institutions, this title includes international foundations, trusts, charitable and grant-making NGOs and other similar non-profit institutions.
* Introductory essays such as: Foundations and the Third Sector in International Perspective; Foundations and Global Change and A Journey Without Borders - Researching and Applying to Foundations
* Entries are arranged alphabetically by country with main foundation centres/co-ordinating bodies listed under a separate heading at the beginning of each chapter, followed by the charities, NGOs and foundations
* Each entry contains the institution's name, postal, internet and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, together with full details about the foundation including, date of establishment, and details of the organization's function, activities, restrictions on grants, geographical area of activity, finances, publications and key executives
* Foundations are fully indexed, alphabetically, by geographical region of activity and by their main areas of activity.
A wide range of activities are covered, including aid to less developed countries, the environment, education, the arts and humanities, and medicine and health. To ensure that information is accurate, each organization is contacted to update their own details.
'There is no other directory to foundations which is truly international in scope.' - Reference Reviews
'The best place to start grant research … an important addition to any international studies library.' - World Development
'The best guide … useful as both a reference source and a social history.' - Library Journal
'Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries' - SLA Social Division Bulletin
'… useful starting point for those who wish ot learn about foundation activity on a world scale' - Trust Monitor