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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. On your Android or iOS device, log onto the mobile app while visiting the library to gain access to the directory for 24 hours, even after leaving the library!
  • 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.
  • Philanthropy In/Sight – 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.


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.

Resources at Lawrence Public Library

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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