Non-Profit Resource Center

Foundation Center logoThe Nonprofit Resource Center is a partner of the Foundation Center's network of over 450 funding information centers called the Funding Information Network. As a member of this nationwide network, the Nonprofit Resource Center provides visitors with free public access to a core collection of Foundation Center print directories and online resources as well as books on fundraising, grant writing and nonprofit management. The Nonprofit Resource Center is designed to serve the needs of grant seekers, funders and donors. 

About The Collection

This collection is housed in the Central Library.

The Nonprofit Resource Center can help you...

  • By providing resources for starting a nonprofit organization
  • Learn the basics of grant seeking and grant making
  • Gather information about grant proposals and proposal writing
  • Find detailed profiles for foundations and corporate givers
  • Explore additional topics related to philanthropy, volunteerism, and fundraising

This collection is targeted primarily to nonprofit organizations that qualify under IRS code 501c(3) to receive private foundation grants, including schools, neighborhood organizations, service agencies and government agencies and whose purposes are charitable, educational, scientific, religious, literary or cultural. Some foundation grants can be awarded to individuals as scholarships or for artistic endeavors.

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Purchase suggestions are always welcome. Every attempt is made to be responsive to patron requests. Please send your request by e-mail to or use the Suggest A Title For Purchase form. Be sure to put NRC in the subject line so your email will be correctly directed to the Nonprofit Resource Center Supervisor.

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