Grant Resource Returns to the Yampa Valley

Nonprofits and individuals looking for new granting opportunities now have access to a wealth of useful resources at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.  Information on grants and grantmakers in the U.S. and around the world, along with a guide about how to use this information is available to our community – all at no charge.

The Library is a new member of the Foundation Center’s Funding Information Network (FIN). FIN is comprised of libraries, community foundations, and nonprofit resource centers across the country and around the world. As a partner, Bud Werner Memorial Library provides free access to the best and most comprehensive information available on foundation and corporate giving as well as offering workshops and programs for local nonprofits.

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation hosted the FIN until 2017, but due to limited office hours and without a designated work-station for nonprofits to conduct searches, the tool was under-utilized and thus discontinued due to the expense. YVCF has been working with the Bud Werner Memorial Library to bring this powerful tool back to Northwest Colorado.

Helen Beall, Community Impact Manager at the Yampa Valley Community Foundation stated, “The Community Foundation works with nonprofit to ensure they have the tools and resources they need to make an impact. Funding is always topic of conversation. The FIN will bring additional dollars to the Yampa Valley and give grantseekers dedicated support to help them find the grants they need.”

“Support for the non-profit communities of Routt County is an essential part of the library’s mission,” said John Major, Reference Librarian at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. “We are excited to supplement our diverse online tools and databases with the Funding Information Network’s resources. An information gap in the region has now been filled.”

The Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation are thrilled to bring this powerful resource to our community.  Please join us for a Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, November 14th at 12 PM at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Additional Information:

What will I find on the Funding Information Network at the Bud Werner Memorial Library?

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional, the most comprehensive database of all U.S. grantmakers and millions of their grants.
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, a one-of-a-kind database of programs that provides support for students, artists, researchers and other individual grantseekers.
  • Foundation Maps, a data-visualization platform that brings to life data about U.S. and global philanthropy through extensive mapping, charting and analytic capabilities.

 

What can I do with the Funding Information Network at the Bud Werner Memorial Library?

  • Conduct research on potential funders for scholarships, fellowships, grants, and a wide range of financial support to individual and nonprofits.
  • Attend workshops to learn how to approach funders and write grant proposals.
  • Ask librarians questions about my fundraising and nonprofit needs.
  • Network with my peers in the local social sector.
  • Find educational scholarships, fellowships and loans.
  • Use maps to see who is getting and giving grants in my own community.
  • Stay up-to-date on funding trends.

There will be two free public trainings hosted on November 20th at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.
November 20th, 9-10 AM Funding Information Training for Nonprofits
November 20th, 5-6 PM Funding Information Training for Individuals

 

About the Foundation Center

Established in 1956 and today supported by close to 550 foundations, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level. Thousands of people visit the Center’s web site each day and are served in its five regional library/learning centers and its network of 450 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide and beyond.

 

About the Yampa Valley Community Foundation

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is the primary source for philanthropic resources and education for both donors and nonprofit organizations in Northwest Colorado. We promote thoughtful, individualized, charitable giving and create endowments that have meaningful impact in the Yampa Valley. In all that we do, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation operates with the highest integrity. We are the gold standard in client services and a trusted resource to the community. Our work is impeccable, impactful and transparent to those we serve.