The FIN Subsidy Program

Foundation Center strives to ensure that organizations of all sizes have the ability to access our resources for sharing with their communities. In an effort to assist those who may need support with the annual partnership fee for joining or staying in the network, the Foundation Center offers limited subsidies to prospective and existing under-resourced network partners, based on their operating budget size.

The form for applying is at the bottom of this page. Please review the terms below before applying.

Eligible organizations

  • Organizations that are in the process of applying to Foundation Center's Funding Information Network.
  • Current Funding Information Network partners that are in the process of renewing their annual partnership.
  • For both incoming or renewing partners, the total organizational operating budget must be under $3,000,000 USD. Note that budgetary information may be subject to verification by the Foundation Center.

General subsidy information

Subsidies are available for organizations to apply to the cost of their network partnership in a single year. Subsidy requests from existing partners must be completed before the invoicing period for the year in which they are requested, and cannot be applied retroactively.

Organizations are eligible to receive one subsidy per calendar year, and must reapply for subsidies each year they are needed. The program is not intended to be a permanent component of an organization's financing approach to network partnership.

Subsidies will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis, and are subject to availability.

The organization receiving the subsidy will be responsible for the balance of the partnership fee, which must be paid prior to full designation as a new network partner. Subsidies cannot be combined with any other special offers or discounts.

The Foundation Center reserves the right to discontinue the subsidy program without prior notice.

How to apply

You may apply for a Foundation Center subsidy for the upcoming year at any time prior to that year's invoicing period. Apply now ยป