||St. Louis Public Librarys Grants and Foundation
as a Cooperating Collection of New York City's Foundation
Center in July 2002, the St. Louis Public Library has expanded the services and
resources it offers to help nonprofit organizations and those wishing to establish a
nonprofit. The Library offers:
Timely, informative materials
- A core list of publications (both print
and electronic) related to foundations is provided to the Library by the Foundation
Center's Cooperating Collection. St. Louis Public Library provides free public access to
these materials during a schedule of regular hours.
- Additional materials in St. Louis Public
Librarys collection include extensive materials related to non-profit
start-up/incubation, non-profit management, fundraising, non-profit marketing, grant
support, and board development/membership. New materials are added throughout the year.
Answers to questions
- Center staff use Foundation Center databases
and recommended internet resources to answer questions about writing grants as well as
establishing and managing nonprofit organizations.
- Orientation sessions and Grantseeking Basics for Nonprofits classes are
held in alternate months to introduce people to the resources and support available from
the Center. Pre-registration is required.
- Sessions and special programs devoted to specific topics are scheduled
throughout the year and are announced in the Librarys monthly newsletter CIO!.
Access to computers
- Nonprofits and grantseekers can use the free internet and word processing
computers found at the Librarys branches.
- St. Louis Public Library participates in valued partnerships with the
following groups to enhance materials and services available to local nonprofit,
foundation, and donor groups.
The Grants & Foundation Center is located in the
Humanities & Social Sciences Department at Central Library. For more information
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