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Our History

Connie Carter and Corrine Sylvia, two certified fundraising professionals with decades of experience, became frustrated. Their favorite, cost effective tool, The Pennsylvania Foundation Directory (you may recall the big orange, out of date book) was no longer useful. The Directory had been such a great and affordable resource for small to mid size non profits which raise funds primarily from local foundations. However, it was so out of date that it was no longer a viable resource.

In 2008, Carter and Sylvia took action. They acquired the Pennsylvania Foundation Directory. They turned the directory of 1,700 foundations into an updated, robust searchable online database, and added more than 600 additional foundations, increasing the resources to include over 2,300 Pennsylvania Foundations. They renamed it Pennsylvania Foundations Online or PAFO.

Together with the rest of the PA Foundations Online team (Becky Carter, Executive Director, Donald Nye, David Carter and a team of professional researchers), we have made significant changes to make Pennsylvania Foundations Online even better:

  • A totally new search engine that produces search results within seconds
  • A redesigned website that’s easy to navigate
  • Regularly-produced newsletters written by fund raising experts containing tips and news on grant writing
  • Regularly updated profiles containing the most recent information about giving patterns & guidelines
  • A series of radio shows filled with fund raising ideas and strategies
  • Top quality customer service with real people who know the Pennsylvania funding community
  • A scholarship program administered through the Chester County and Delaware County Community Foundations to provide small non-profits with reduced-price subscriptions
  • Expanded Major Interest Codes to make searching the database more exact
  • The ability to search for the funders that support a specific non-profit

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