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Deschutes libraries add grant-seeking resource

BEND, Ore. - Nonprofit organizations and other grant-seekers in Central Oregon looking for funding sources now have access to a valuable new collection of resources at Deschutes Public Library, which has become a Funding Information Network partner with the Foundation Center of New York.

Funding Information Network [FIN] partners provide under-resourced and underserved populations in need of vital information and training with tools they can use to become successful grantseekers.

At locations throughout the country, FIN partners offer access free of charge to the Center's detailed information on grantmakers and how to apply for grants. The Foundation Center's core collection includes The Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 100,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Philanthropy In/Sight, print directories, and proposal writing guides. FIN partners also hold training sessions on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on organized philanthropy, serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Thousands of people visit the Center's web site each day and are served in its five regional learning centers and its national network of Cooperating Collections.

Visit the Library's page for nonprofits or call 541-617-7080 for more assistance. For more information about Foundation Center resources, visit

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