Nonprofit Resources

The Foundation Center Funding Information Network Partner

Foundation Center Funding Information NetworkThrough Deschutes Public Library, you get free public access to Foundation Center databases, directories, fundraising and philanthropy publications, and training resources.

** Wireless access to the Foundation databases available at all DPL locations. **

Foundation Directory Online
(All Deschutes Public Library locations – in-library use only)
Connect with funding opportunities for nonprofits.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
(Downtown Bend only – in-library use only)
Find funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, and more for individuals.
Foundation Maps
(Downtown Bend only – in-library use only)
Map philanthropy's impact around the world.

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Training and Search Assistance

Deschutes Public Library hosts free workshops on finding funders for nonprofit organizations. Registration is limited. Advance registration is required by contacting Alyssa Bennett(541-617-7054 ) or Jennifer Pedersen(541-617-7089) or online at one of the links below.

Deschutes Public Library: Upcoming classes (free and open to the public) on finding funding.

  • May 7

    10:30 AM - Brooks Room

    Deschutes Public Library, in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, is hosting a Grantmakers Panel for local nonprofits.

    Representatives from The Oregon Community Foundation, The Roundhouse Foundation, and First Interstate Bank Foundation will talk about their organizations, the grants they issue and tips for writing successful grant proposals. The formal presentations will be followed by a lengthy question & answer session open to the audience.

    This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at some of our local foundations and their grant processes. Space is limited and registration is required. Register early to secure your spot.

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  • May 14

    10:30 AM - Multi-Purpose Room

    Deschutes Public Library will host a free workshop on finding funders for nonprofit organizations.

    Introduction to Finding Grants will provide an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grantmaking public charities. Participants will learn tips on how best to identify funding sources for nonprofit organizations, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at Deschutes Public Library. This workshop will include a demonstration of Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Center’s premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 140,000 grantmakers and over 5 million grant records. Registration is limited and registration is recommended.

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Make a free appointment with a professional librarian for one-on-one assistance with your research questions.

Gale Courses

Take free online courses with an instructor to learn how to start or manage a nonprofit.

(Free and for fee webinars)

GrantSpace, a service of the Foundation Center, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of nonprofits worldwide in need of know-how for securing funding and operating effective organizations.

Nonprofit Association of Oregon
The Nonprofit Association of Oregon, formerly known as TACS, is a statewide network of nonprofits, foundations, business partners, and individuals dedicated to supporting Oregon’s nonprofit sector.
Nonprofit Network of Central Oregon
A subdivision of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon that helps nonprofit administrators strengthen general management skills from fundraising to financial management to effective supervision. Check their calendar for upcoming trainings designed for nonprofit leaders, administrators, staff, volunteers, and Board members.
Association of Fundraising Professionals | Oregon chapter
The Oregon & SW Washington Chapter, founded in 1984, is based in Portland.
Center for Nonprofit Stewardship
The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is an organization that educates and empowers nonprofit board members in sound financial, administrative and organizational stewardship.
Oregon Department of Justice
View statutes and rules governing Oregon nonprofits. is your place to find and apply for federal grants for Nonprofits
Find information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loans, assistance, taxes, management and more.
See what Oregon organizations have received federal contracts, grants, and loans.

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