include basic information sources like dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, chronologies, and research guides.
Some of the most common types of reference sources are:
Provide list of sources (books, articles, etc.) for specific subjects. May include annotations.
Guides to Research
Provide list of sources (books, articles, etc.) for specific subjects. May include annotations
Provide in-depth, scholarly articles, focused on a specific subject or discipline. Often include bibliographies.
Using The Foundation Directory
Foundations are in alphabetical order within the state in which the foundation is headquartered.
The indexes include:
Index to Donors, Officers, Trustees; Geographic Index; International Giving Index; Types of Support Index; Subject Index; Foundations New to the Edition; and Foundation Name Index.
Use "Geographic Index".
Look up Texas, then Amarillo, and find 4 listed with a number following each one.
Look up that number in the main part of the directory.
Find that number and you will find contact information, donors, the foundation type, financial data, purpose and activities, fields of interest, type of support, limitations, application information, officers and directors, the EIN (IRS identification number), and a list of selected grants.
Reference Sources for Assignment
We have two books which you can use for this assignment.
"The definitive annual reference source for information about private and community grantmaking foundations in the United States." The 2016 edition covers the 10,000 largest grantmaking foundations in the United States. (The Foundation Directory is not available in print after the 2016 edition.)
Identifies and gives detailed information on "grant support programs of government agencies, public and private foundations, corporations, community trusts, unions, educational and professional associations, and special interest organizations." The 2020 edition has details on almost 2,500 programs.
Using The Annual Register of Grant Support
Divided into 10 major subject areas.
Indexes include a Subject Index; an Organization and Program Index; a Geographical Index; and a Personnel Index.
Look in the Geographical Index under "Texas" for the Amarillo Area Foundation.
Amarillo Area Foundation: 1059
Find the number in the main portion of the directory.
You will find contact information, date of founding, areas of interest, type, purpose, legal basis, eligibility, geographic restrictions, financial data, number of awards for the most recent year, and application information.