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Online and print services related to grant research and non-profit organizational development


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.

The Grantsmanship Library is located at the beginning of the library book collection in the quiet part of the library. All items in the Grantsmanship Library have the same local subject heading. Just click "Grantsmanship Library" to see a listing of all of the items in our collection.

The Library began as a partnership effort with the Douglas County Funders Forum and UCC Library.  The UCC Library now maintains the collection. The collection and partnership was established by Martha Young, who died Oct. 5, 2006.  A Roseburg resident since 1972, Young was known throughout the community for her involvement in social service programs, especially those serving families and children. She served as director of the Umpqua Community Action Network in the mid-1980s. In 2004, she was honored with a Women of Achievement award from the Oregon Commission of Women for her years of service. She was the executive director of the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation from its founding in 1997 until her death.

Foundation Center

Foundation Directory Online FREE (FDO Free) includes basic profiles of nearly 90,000 U.S. foundations. Users can search by name, EIN, and location (state, county, city, metro area, congressional district, and ZIP code). Profiles include a foundation's background, purpose and activities statement, program area(s), fields of interest, financial data, and 990-PFs. The programs and interests fields are not searchable, but those fields appear in the profiles. Keyword searching across all 990-PFs is included.  With FDO Free, users get a glimpse into the wealth of additional information available through Foundation Directory Online Professional that is available in the library. While users of FDO Free can use this tool from any computer or mobile device, they will need to either subscribe to the database or visit the UCC Library in order to do prospect research and compile funder lists.

Other Grant Seeker Resources Online

The following Web sites may be of interest to grantseekers:

The American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

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.

Charity Navigator -- Free charity ratings enable donors to access relevant information before they make a donation.

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Community of Science Funding Opportunities

Council on Foundations

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."

Federal Register

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. 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.

Governor's Economic Revitalization Team--links to Funding Resources

Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington (GOSW) allows organizations to find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

The Grantsmanship Center

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).

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.

McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) A foundation "funding social change in Oregon".

Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits offers a free managment library and links to "other helpful sites."

Mercy Foundation A not-for-profit corporation, Mercy Foundation strives to identify and fill the unmet health care needs of Douglas County residents. Free web Hosting, email and SharePoint hosting to qualified non-profits

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 Association of Oregon

Oregon Arts Commission

Oregon Communities Explorer Looking for data for a proposal? Using the Oregon Communities Reporter, you can access demographic, economic, social, and environmental information about the 723 towns, villages, and cities and the 36 counties in Oregon. The Oregon Communities Reporter links all of these communities to data gathered at the place, census tract, and county levels by various agencies and institutions.

Oregon Community Foundation The Oregon Community Foundation’s grant programs reflect our desire to be innovative, inclusive and responsive to the needs of the state. Our grants include those that are open to nonprofit application and those that originate at a donor’s request.

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 ( 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. ": 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."

USA.Gov for Nonprofits is a network of links to Federal government information and services

Whipple Foundation Fund to improve, facilitate and enhance lifelong learning for the citizens of Douglas County.

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