Grankseeking & Nonprofit Resource Center
WHAT IS THE NONPROFIT RESOURCE CENTER?
Whether you want to learn how to find scholarships, incorporate a nonprofit, raise funds, manage operations effectively, or write grant proposals, the Nonprofit Resource Center has the resources you need. The NRC provides high quality, up-to-date, trusted information for grantseekers. It includes three powerful Foundation Center databases and a core collection of reference books available for use in the library.
Established in 1956 and today supported by more than 600 foundations, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and grantmakers to tools they can use and information they can trust. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education and training programs designed to advance philanthropy at every level.
The NRC databases are available for use inside the Stillwater Public Library on our internet terminals, our catalog computers or when you connect to our wi-fi.
The premier resource for locating in-depth information about grantmakers and their grants. FDOP includes almost one million grant opportunities from about 90,000 grantmakers. Search by keyword or browse by geography, fields of interest, types of support, donor name, and more. The database is updated weekly and includes:
- Over 96,000 foundations, corporate giving programs, and grantmaking public charities in the United States.
- Nearly 3,700 sponsoring companies, offering a quick pathway to corporate funders.
- Over 1.5 million recently awarded grants.
- Over 560,000 recently filed IRS Forms 990 and 990-PF.
FGIO contains profiles on more than 8,500 foundations and public charities that provide scholarships, student loans, fellowships, professorships and research grants to students, artists and researchers. Search by keyword or browse by foundation name, geographic location, fields of interest, types of support, or school name. Updated weekly.
With PINS, users can create maps combining the Foundation Centers data on over 97,000 grantmakers and close to 1.8 million grants with dozens of demographic and socio-economic indicators. The maps pinpoint the locations of grantmakers and recipients, depicting where foundation dollars are having the greatest effect or where funding is needed most, and provide detailed information about funders, recipients, and grants.
Learn how to use the Nonprofit Resource Center or learn about grantwriting, fundraising, and other topics by taking free, self-paced webinars from the Foundation Center or by requesting a live training session for your organization from Stillwater Public Library staff. Request live training sessions by contacting Scott Freeman at 405-372-3633 x8102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recorded webinars can be found at grantspace.org. Some of the recorded webinars include:
- Grantseeking Basics
This introductory course provides an overview of the funding research process for those seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities.
- Before You Seek A Grant Checklist for New Nonprofits
This class is designed for new nonprofits or community groups with very little experience in grantseeking. We focus specifically on foundation fundraising.
- Proposal Writing Basics
For those new to proposal writing, this class covers how the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process, what to include in a standard proposal to a foundation, tips for making each section of your proposal stronger, and more.
- Proposal Budgeting Basics
This webinar covers budgeting issues for the novice grantseeker.
- Demystifying the 990-PF
Learn how to get the most out of a private foundation's Form 990-PF.
- Introduction to Fundraising Planning Webinar
Learn a basic planning process for diversifying your organization's support.
- Finding Foundation Support for Your Education
Learn about tools and techniques for seeking financial support for higher education.
OTHER HELPFUL WEBSITES
- Foundation Center
The Foundation Center's website provides online tutorials, training and tips on all areas of fundraising and philanthropy including proposal writing, budgeting, non-profit management and much more.
- Catalog of Non-Profit Literature
The Catalog of Nonprofit Literature is a searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It 30,000 full bibliographic citations, of which nearly 22,000 have descriptive abstracts. It is updated daily. You can search for full-text articles or you can request books through Interlibrary Loan for a $2.00 fee.
- Philanthropy News Digest
PND is a daily news service of the Foundation Center which philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide.
Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal grants. Grants.gov does not provide personal financial assistance.
- Oklahoma Extension Development Resources
The primary purpose of this blog is to catalog on-the-web grants and resources of relevance to Oklahoma communities.
A key element of the NRC is our Core Book Collection which is available for use in the library. The Collection can help you:
- start 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
- The Foundation directory 2012 (REF 361.7 FOU)
- The Foundation directory 2012. Part 2 (REF 361.7 FOU)
- Foundation grants to individuals (REF 361.76 FOU)
- Securing your organization's future: a complete guide to fundraising strategies (REF 658.15 SEL)
- The 21st century nonprofit: managing in the age of governance by Firstenberg, Paul B. (REF 658.048 FIR)
- After the grant (REF 658.15 AFT)
- America's nonprofit sector: a primer by Salamon, Lester M. (REF 361.7 SAL)
- The board member's book: making a difference in voluntary organizations by O'Connell, Brian (REF 361.7 OCO)
- The Foundation Center's guide to proposal writing by Geever, Jane C. (REF 658.15 GEE)
- Foundation fundamentals (REF 361.7 FOU)
- Grantseeker's guide to winning proposals by Margolin, Judith B. (REF 658.15 MAR)
- Guia para escribir propuestas by Geever, Jane C. (REF 658.15 GEE)
- International grantmaking IV: an update on U.S. foundation trends (REF 361.7 INT)
- Social justice grantmaking II: an update on U.S. foundation trends (REF 658.152 SOC)
- The Foundation Directory Supplement 2011 (361.7 FOU)
- Foundations and Public Policy: Leveraging Philanthropic Dollars, Knowledge, and Networks for Greater Impact (REF 361.7 FOU)
- Guide to Funding for International & Foreign Programs (REF 361.7 GUI)
- National Directory of Corporate Giving (REF 361.763 NAT)