Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 10:02:12 +0100
From: Robin Street
Good Morning everyone,
I want to know why you can't you get the Directory of Grant Making Trusts in an electronic format? The US Foundation Center now make their directory - which is 4 times the size of the DGMT - available on a searchable, printable CD. Hundreds of trusts/foundations have their own Web pages/indices - including the Charities Aid Foundation - and there are also commercial databases of US grantmaking companies/trusts available on the Web. But the UK Directory of Grant Making Trusts seems firmly rooted in the past.
I remember going to a CAF seminar on the Directory several years ago and asking the publisher the same question. The reply then was that it was under consideration.
I can understand the reluctance of trusts to appear in the various
directories now available, and maybe the CAF feels that a searchable CD is a step too far; but the CAF Directory itself always urges grantseekers to select trusts carefully, and a searchable CD would make it easier to do just that.