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Root Capital Root Capital extends finance to businesses under-served by commercial lenders. To meet the particular needs of each borrower, they provide a variety of loan products as well as financial advisory services. Root Capital lends to producer associations and private enterprises that are building sustainable livelihoods in the following sectors: agriculture, timber and non-timber forest products, fisheries, handcrafts, and apparel. www.rootcapital.org/loans/products Resources include: Information for international organizations: grantspace.org/Subjects/international-affairs Spanish-language: grantspace.org/Recursos-en-Espanol, webinars, Knowledge Base articles, tutorials, and more, including the Foundation Center’s Guide to Proposal Writing audiobook: foundationcenter.org/ getstarted/learnabout/guia_audiobook.html Grantseeking basics video in English and Spanish: foundationcenter.org/getstarted/training/video/gsb.html Thriive Thriive assists small businesses by offering them a unique loan to purchase new production equipment, so they can grow their business and add jobs. Instead of repaying the loan to Thriive, they pay it forward with donations of job training and in-kind goods to the most vulnerable in their communities, equal to the value of the loan. thriive.org/where-thriive-works GuideStar Free online resource for information about U.S. nonprofits, including foundations and U.S.-based international NGOs. You can use this site to learn more about U.S. nonprofit organizations’ programs and financial information. In order to see detailed information on organizations, you must create a free login account using an email address. www.guidestar.org National Endowment for Democracy This database contains information on over 100 philanthropic organizations that provide funding, fellowships and awards for those working in the area of international democratic development. socialhost05.inmagic.com/Presto/content/AdvancedSearch .aspx?uc=RnVuZHNWaWV3ZXJ8RnVuZHNWaWV3 ZXI=&&ctID=NzY4NzcyNDAtNzZDNi00MUYxLU JERTctMjBFNzI3M0NEN0RG PHILANTHROPY WEBSITES Charity Vault Lists of charities around the world by country. www.charity-charities.org/charities/index.html European Foundation Center Resource for European philanthropy, similar to the U.S. Foundation Center. www.efc.be U.K. Charity Commission Allows you to look up any U.K.-based registered charity. Site includes studies and other publications related to U.K. nonprofit organizations and government regulations. www.charity-commission.gov.uk The Foundation Center The U.S.-based Foundation Center foundationcenter.org is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. It maintains the most comprehensive databases on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants. Its Foundation Directory Online fdo.foundationcenter.org subscription service is the most popular means for searching these databases and includes a free version. The Center serves grantseekers in its five library/learning centers and at 470 Funding Information Network grantspace.org/Find-Us locations worldwide, including Nigeria, Brazil, Mexico, South Korea, and Thailand. At GrantSpace.org, its website for the social sector, visitors get free access to tools and resources that serves nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations. Philanthropy News The Chronicle of Philanthropy The leading U.S. periodical covering developments in the nonprofit world. Some content is available for free, including several newsletters visitors can subscribe to, but a subscription is required to view other content. philanthropy.com Philanthropy Journal U.S.-based online magazine for those interested in the nonprofit world and philanthropy, offering news articles and resources. www.philanthropyjournal.org 42