The Vermont Community Foundation has published the latest version of the Vermont Directory of Foundations in three different ways — printed book, free PDF download, and a free searchable database, now available at http://fdovermont.foundationcenter.org/ .
The actual search form is here; you can search by a variety of factors including grantmaker name, city, field of interest, and type of support. (You can also do a simple keyword search if you like.) Several sorting options are available as well (alphabetical, total giving, and total assets.)
I searched the company name for Foundation and got 278 results. Results are presented in a table showing the name of the grantmaker, city/state, total assets, and total giving. Click on the name of the grantmaker and you’ll get a page of information in a popup window. The page for the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation included notes on the application process, who and what is supported, geographical emphasis (in their case none), examples of causes supported, and so on. There’s a separate tab for links to the latest IRS filings for the organization.
Very speedy. However if you want something to browse, you can go to http://www.vermontcf.org/download-order-vdf and either download the directory for free or order a printed copy for $10.