• Nonprofit Grants Information Center

    A Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the Nonprofit Grants Information Center, housed at our East Shore Area Library, provides free, local, public access to Foundation Directory Online Professional (grants available to nonprofit organizations), Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (educational scholarships, research grants, etc.), and Foundation Maps (an interactive mapping tool for grantmakers, policymakers, and researchers). Access to the databases is available on a dedicated computer, as well as all the public computers within the library. An accompanying print collection is available for use by nonprofits and individuals, and yearly workshops are held on topics such as grant-seeking basics, proposal writing, how to approach a foundation, and nonprofit fundraising.

    GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grantseekers.
    GrantSpace will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to get grants, manage your nonprofit GrantSpace will help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to get grants, manage your nonprofit, and improve your community. Grantspace.org

    Click here if you have questions or would like to be contacted about future workshops, training opportunities or Grants Center updates.


    As a Funding Information Network partner, The Library is hosting two free workshops at the East Shore Area Library's Grants Information Center.

    Spring Grantseeker Workshops

    Two workshops with two special guest speakers on May 17, 2016

    Introduction to Fundraising Planning

    Presented by Chad Barger, a fundraising productivity strategist and Certified Fund Raising Executive. Chad is director of the Cultural Enrichment Fund in Harrisburg, as well as President of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    10:30 am to 12:00 pm
    East Shore Area Library

    Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

    This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on:

    • Making your case for support
    • Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base
    • Creating a plan of action

    Start thinking about your organization’s fundraising strategies. Register now! Join us for an optional 30-minute exercise after the in-person class.

    Census Data for Grant Writers

    Presented by Noemi Mendez Eliasen, Data Dissemination Specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau. Noemi performs outreach and education about how to use census data for grants and business plans.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    East Shore Library

    The Census Bureau has answers to your questions:

    • How many people live in your community?
    • What are their races and ethnicities?
    • How many grandparents are caregivers?
    • How many are in poverty?

    Census Date for Grant Writers includes 30-minutes of practice. Find out how to use Census Bureau tools like the American Community Survey and American FactFinder to get your answers. Register now!

    Requires internet access. Please consider bringing your laptop or other WiFi enabled device. A limited number of The Library's laptops will be available.


    Search for Grants



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