You are welcome to stop by anytime the library is open to search the databases of non-profit funders, or make an appointment for one-on-one assistance with the databases. To make an appointment, call Grant Center Coordinator Linda Toy at the library, (814) 432-5062.
What is the Grant Resource Center?
The Grant Resource Center at the Franklin Public Library is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Grant Resource Center provides visitors with free access to electronic resources, printed grant maker directories, and books on fundraising and nonprofit management. Our mission at the Grant Resource Center is to help rural northwest Pennsylvania’s nonprofit organizations, churches, and government agencies research and write winning grant proposals. We also help individual students, artists, writers, and researchers find grant money to support their work.
How can the Grant Resource Center help me?
If you are part of a nonprofit organization, or if you are a student, writer, researcher, or artist, the Grant Resource Center can help you learn the basics of grant seeking and proposal writing. We can help you find detailed profiles for foundations or corporate funders who are interested in the kind of work you do, and we can also introduce you to additional resources related to philanthropy, volunteerism, nonprofit operations, and fundraising.