THE MARTHA YOUNG NONPROFIT RESOURCE LIBRARY
The Martha Young Nonprofit Resource Library houses a range of research materials for use by individuals, local non-profit organizations, schools, and government entities in researching funding sources, developing funding strategies, and developing their board and program management skills. Resource books on Foundations and funding sources, fund raising ideas, grant proposal writing, strategic planning, developing boards of directors, and managing a non-profit are included in the collection. Resources targeted to particular issues are also included, such as raising funds for schools, healthcare, wildlife habitat, churches, and a variety of human and social services.
The Grantsmanship Library is located in a quiet corner of the library, against the back wall of the book collection. All items in the Grantsmanship Library have the local subject heading, "Grantsmanship Library". Click the subject heading to find search results in the catalog. Also, if that phrase is searched in the library's online catalog, available from the UCC library home page, all of the items in the Grantsmanship Library will appear in a list.
The Library is a partnership effort of the Douglas County Funders Forum and UCC. The Library is funded by members of the Funders Forum; the materials are ordered, cataloged and made available by the UCC Library. The Library materials are housed in the UCC Library. Some materials are available to check out; some are reference material to be used in the library. The Douglas County Funders Forum contributors to the Library include the Greater Douglas United Way, Cow Creek/Seven Feathers Foundation, Ford Family Foundation, Douglas Community Foundation, Nobel B. Goettel Charitable Trust, Mercy Foundation, Commission on Children and Families, the Whipple Fund, Crane Creek, Oregon Community Foundation, and the Joe Merchap Foundation.
In addition to the print materials in our collection the following Web sites may be of interest to grantseekers:
Charitable Trusts in California--a well designed site offering information on more than 80,000 registered charities, including a searchable database of 990 forms for these California charities.
FirstGov for Nonprofits is a network of links to Federal government information and services
Cow Creek Foundation -- Each year the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation makes grants to eligible non-profit organizations in communities in Douglas, Coos, Lane, Deschutes, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties.
Data for Local Communities, "a service of the Orbis Cascade Alliance. This website is a gathering place for statistical, spatial, and descriptive information about the cities, counties and other civil, economic and natural regions of Oregon."
Ford Family Foundation (Only those organizations’ operating projects or programs, which exclusively or predominantly benefit the residents of communities with populations under 30,000 in rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, may apply for a grant)
Forest Service Cooperative Programs, a department of the United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service State and Private Forestry, located in Portland, Oregon which offers technical and financial assistance and incentives to communities and small woodland owners.
Foundation Center. "The mission of the Foundation Center is to foster public understanding of the foundation field by collecting, organizing, analyzing, and disseminating information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects. Our audiences include grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public." This site serves as a "gateway to philanthropy on the World Wide Web." You can find a short course on proposal writing, condensed versions of several of their publications, an "electronic reference desk" with annotated links to more than 1,000 grantmaker Web sites, and a lot more.
The Foundation Center's Literature of the Nonprofit Sector , an online "searchable database of the literature of philanthropy. It incorporates the unique contents of the Foundation Center's five libraries and contains 17,742 full bibliographic citations, 10,959 of which have descriptive abstracts. It is updated on a regular basis."
Foundations On-Line provides a Corporate and Private Foundations and Grantmakers Directory and a Community Foundations Directory.
Give.org: BBB Wise Giving Alliance: A merger of the National Charities Information Bureau and the Council of Better Business Bureaus' Foundation and its Philanthropic Advisory Service.
Grants and Related Resources--Nonprofit Fundraising, Electronic Resources Only (205 Listings) from the Michigan State University Libraries
Grants.gov allows organizations to find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.
GrantSmart has "gathered data about private foundation activities that may be of interest to grantseekers, philanthropic organizations, and individual donors." Find non-profit 990 tax forms in the "searchable Database of tax-related information for each of the over 60,000 private foundations that file Form 990-PF with the IRS." Search by name, state, ZIP code, total assets, or employee identification number. These filings --known as Forms 990--provide specific information on a charity's revenues, expenses, executive salaries, board members, programs and activities.
GuideStar "the donor's guide to the charitable universe". GuideStar is a searchable database of more than 620,000 nonprofit organizations in the United States. Some Form 990's are posted and more are being added all the time (according to the site).
Internet Prospector--"Your Reference Desk for corporate, foundation, biographical research and search engine strategies."
JustGive Guide allows visitors to the site to choose from the more than half a million charities. You can also search the database of all 700,000 charities registered with the IRS.
Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits offers a free managment library and links to "other helpful sites."
National Center for Charitable Statistics. This site provides financial disclosure forms filed by charities with the Internal Revenue Service. These filings--known as Forms 990--provide specific information on a charity's revenues, expenses, executive salaries, board members, programs and activities.
Network for Good Network for Good is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the Web to help people get more involved in their communities - from volunteering and donating money, to getting involved with issues they care about.
Nonprofit Career Network includes jobs available in the nonprofit world, and a small directory of nonprofit organizations.
Oregon Cultural Trust a grantmaking program in Oregon to help fund cultural programs in the state
Oregon Foundation Databook provides updates to the print publication and includes links to ORegon foundation websites and other resources.
Quality 990--The Quality 990 (qual990.org) website encompasses a number of projects and activities to improve the quality of IRS Form 990 reporting by nonprofit organizations. Two of the goals of this organization are: Improve the quality of information that nonprofits report on their Form 990. Inform the public about Form 990 and its useful information.
Technical Assistance for Community Services provides assistance to nonprofit organizations to help them develop the people and skills they need to achieve their missions. TACS has provided training and/or consultation for over 3,000 nonprofits throughout Oregon and Washington.
TechSoup.org ": the technology place for Nonprofits. TechSoup provides a range of technology services for nonprofits, including news and articles, discussion forums, and discounted and donated technology products."