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September 2004Vol. 5, No. 7Resources for Capacity Building

Organizations looking to build their capacity to provide services can use the Philanthropic Capacity-Building Resources (PCBR) database to identify foundations that support such efforts. A free resource developed by the Human Interaction Research Institute, the PCBR database contains information on 318 capacity-building programs being operated by U.S. foundations. The database includes a description of each program, the types of activities supported (e.g., governance, staff development, fund development), contact information, and more. Users can run twelve different types of reports to obtain the information they need (e.g., by type of grant available, by type of foundation), or users can scan all 318 programs.

The database can be accessed at