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Foundation Center

We are a part of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. The Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy and serves grantseekers, grantmakers, and the general public. Our partnership in the network is made possible by the generous support of the Douglas County Community Foundation.

In addition to reference books and circulating titles, we provide access to three powerful tools:

  • Foundation Directory Online -Searchable database of over 100,000 grantmakers. Available in the library on our public computers, on your laptop via our wireless network.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online – Geared toward individuals and small organizations, includes over 10,000 foundations and public charity programs. Available in the library on our public computers or on your laptop via our wireless network.
  • Foundation Maps – Uses aggregated data and demographic maps to reveal patterns of foundation giving and funding relationships. Available in the library on our public computers or on your laptop via our wireless network.

 

Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, October 29th
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Library Auditorium
Grant Funding Workshop

Presenter: Kief Schladweiler, Funding Information Network Services Specialist with the Foundation Center. The Foundation Center is the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy and serves grantseekers, grantmakers, and the general public. This workshop is free. You are welcome to bring your lunch!

Learn how to draft a grant proposal and discover the grant funding resources available at your library. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation, including:

  • What funders expect to see in your grant proposal
  • Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process
  • Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals

Douglas County Community Foundation and United Way of Douglas County partnered with Lawrence Public Library to sponsor this class.

Please register at 785-843-3833 or foundationcenter@lawrencepubliclibrary.org.

Lawrence Public Library is a part of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network. Our partnership in the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network is made possible by the generous support of the Douglas County Community Foundation.

 

Fundraising Dos & Don’ts Workshop 

On February 25, we offered a workshop featuring local nonprofit and fundraising gurus Judy Wright and Judy Keller. A full video of the event is available on our YouTube page here. In addition, the handouts from the event are available below.

Grant Resources – Workshop Handout

Presenter Handout – Fundraising Dos & Don’ts

Presenter Handout 2 – Fundraising Pyramid and Asking Script

Grants Connection

We also provide occasional workshops and training sessions on using Foundation Center materials.  If you want to learn about these opportunities and additions to the collection, sign up for our Grants Connection e-newsletter by emailing the Foundation Center using the form below.  If you need more information or help getting started, please call our reference librarians 785-843-3833 or email us using the form below.

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