Information you need on obtaining grant funding for non-profits and individuals.
Last Updated: Aug 27, 2014
The Nonprofit Collection, located at the Farr Regional Library, houses core Foundation Center books as part of our Funding Information Network status. These books house information on fundraising, grant proposals, and seeking donors for nonprofit organizations and for individuals.
Book pick for August:
The Promise of a Pencil
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, "A pencil." This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world's most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey to find his calling, as each chapter explains one clear step that every person can take to turn your biggest ambitions into reality, even if you start with as little as $25. His story takes readers behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give you the tools to make your own life a story worth telling. *All proceeds from this book will support Pencils of Promise.
The Foundation Center nonprofit databases below are only avaliable on the catalog and database computers at the following locations:
The Colorado Grants Guide Online database is accessible from the public internet computers at any High Plains Library District location.
- Colorado Grants Guide Online
Fundraising resource for nonprofit and community-based organizations in Colorado. Contains hundreds of profiles on: local foundations and trusts; corporations; government agencies; and religious organizations that support Colorado nonprofit organizations.
- Foundation Directory Online
Access timely, comprehensive information on grantmakers and their grants. Search 80,000 foundations, corporate giving programs and grantmaking public charities, as well as 500,000 recently awarded grants.
- Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
Access up-to-date information on foundations that fund individual grantseekers. More than 6,200 entries in all. Records include detailed descriptions of approximately 2,000 programs which fund individual grantseekers.
The Foundation Center print collection is located in the Farr Regional Library ready reference area.
Foundation Center Cooperating Collections are information centers of free use to the public.
They can be found at foundations, libraries, and other nonprofit resource centers.
For a national list of cooperating collections, visit the Foundation Center's site.