* Introductory essays such as: Foundations and the Third Sector in International Perspective; Foundations and Global Change and A Journey Without Borders - Researching and Applying to Foundations
* Entries arranged alphabetically by country with main foundation centres/coordinating bodies listed under a separate heading at the beginning of each chapter, followed by the charities, NGOs and foundations
* Each entry containing the institution's name, postal, internet and e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, together with full details about the foundation including, date of establishment, and details of the organization's function, activities, restrictions on grants, geographical area of activity, finances, publications and key executives
* Foundations fully indexed, alphabetically, by geographical region of activity and by their main areas of activity
A wide range of activities are covered, including aid to less developed countries, the environment, education, the arts and humanities, and medicine and health. To ensure that information is accurate, each organization is contacted to update their own details.