Thursday, July 24, 2008

Library adds resources for grant seekers

Individuals and nonprofit organizations in Fauquier County now have free access to a collection of resources for identifying funding sources from the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy.

The Bealeton Library, (540) 439-9728, recently became a cooperating collection from The Foundation Center of New York. The collection provides valuable information, training and strategies for successfully securing grants. Details on grant providers and information on how to apply for grants are notable features of the new collection.

The collection includes The Foundation Directory Online Professional, which profiles more than 80,000 U.S. grant makers; Foundation Grants to Individuals Online; print directories; and proposal writing guides.

The Bealeton Library will also offer periodic training sessions on how to effectively use the collection and identify potential funding sources.

The Foundation Center of New York, established in 1956, serves grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the public.

Thousands of people visit the center's Web site each day and are served in its five regional learning centers and national network of cooperating collections.

Contact Bealeton Branch Manager Natalie Swart, (540) 439-9728, for more information on the benefits of the Bealeton Library's Foundation Center resources.