We are a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center is the most authoritative source of information on private philanthropy in the United States. We help grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public better understand the field of philanthropy.
The resources at the Brown Library Foundation Center include:
- Core collection of Foundation Center publications.
- Foundation Grants to individuals Online available.
- Foundation Directory Online, is available in the Nonprofit Resource Center at the library. This database, created by the Foundation Center, provides information on more than 96,000 grant makers. Information on how to access this online resources is available at the library’s Information Services Desk. This can be “accessed” in the Library.
- Grant Space – a service of the Foundation Center
- Other research materials
A collection of books and videos on grants, grant writing, fund raising, nonprofit board development and other issues important to nonprofits that can circulate. These resources are available free of charge to the public during regular library hours. If you would like more information about the Nonprofit Resource Center, please contact any Information Services staff member at 570.326.0536
Grant Proposal Writing Tips
This publication is an easy guide to the basic elements of grant proposal writing and is offered to assist applicants to CPB and other funding sources. It offers guideposts to help you through each stage of the process. These guideposts are transferable to a variety of grant applications. We encourage you to carefully read the guidelines written for each grant you select. Successful proposal writing involves the coordination of several activities, including planning, searching for data and resources, writing and packaging a proposal, submitting a proposal to a funder, and follow-up. Here are some tips that will help.
U.S. Census Bureau – American FactFinder
Your source for population, housing, economic, and geographic data. The Census Bureau conducts nearly one hundred surveys and censuses every year. By law, no one is permitted to reveal information from these censuses and surveys that could identify any person, household, or business. Data from the following surveys and censuses are available in American FactFinder.
Workshops and Training Online
Our interactive online training courses are detailed guided courses that reinforce lessons with interactivity, assignments, and self-tests. When you select an e-learning course, you will be asked to log in or register at our web site.
Foundation Center webinars or programs are held at the library or available online. Check the programs listing for upcoming programs.
Go to the Foundation Center’s Online Courses & Quick Tutorials. There you’ll find on-line tutorials on many topics and more. Most tutorials are free, but there are now several more extensive tutorials that you pay a small fee to access.