Library Services

Foundation Center Funding Information Network at the Gulf Coast Library

(Long Beach Campus only)

What is the Funding Information Network?

The Gulf Coast Library at the Long Beach Campus is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center’s mission is to gather, analyze, and disseminate information about grants and philanthropic activities to organizations and individuals looking for grants.

As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit organizations, Gulf Coast Library offers visitors free public onsite access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, plus access to the Foundation Centers electronic databases, the Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals and Philanthropy In/Sight. These databases contain information on more than 92,000 grantmakers across the United States.

Where is the Center located?

The Center is located on the second floor at computers specifically designated for grant research. Visitors can access the online databases on any of the library’s public access computers. For a passcode for the databases, please see any member of the Reference Staff.

For more information, contact Gulf Coast Libraries Reference Services Librarian Peter Dean at 228.214.3461 or peter.dean@usm.edu.

Libraries Statistics
(FY 2011/12)

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Support staff (FTE): 29
Student assistants (FTE): 12
Weekly public service hours: 111
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ILL outgoing: 4,897
ILL incoming: 7,382
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