Deschutes Public Library to Host Grantmakers Panel

Posted By:  Tina Walker Davis
Date Posted:  4/11/2018

Grantmakers Panel May 7Nonprofit organizations are an essential part of communities across the country. They provide valuable programs to citizens and can make a positive economic impact. However, funding a nonprofit organization is rarely a simple task. From securing and retaining donors to seeking grant funds, there are unique challenges that nonprofits face in their efforts to start and to grow.


Luckily, there is a wealth of resources available to help, and many of them are free. Deschutes Public Library and The Nonprofit Association of Oregon are hosting a Grantmakers Panel for Nonprofits on Monday, May 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room at the Downtown Bend Library (601 NW Wall Street, Bend).


Representatives from The Oregon Community Foundation, First Interstate Bank Foundation and Roundhouse Foundation will talk about their foundations, the grants they issue and tips for writing successful grant proposals. A question and answer session follows the formal presentations.


Adrienne Graham, senior consultant for The Nonprofit Association of Oregon in Central Oregon, encourages members of the local nonprofit community to attend. “This is a great opportunity to meet the grantmakers in person and start (or continue!) building relationships with key representatives from local and statewide grantmaking organizations,” says Graham.


Deschutes Public Library community librarian Alyssa Bennett agrees. “The library’s grantmaker panels provide a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Oregon grantmakers and the grant application process, as well as give people a chance to meet representatives from other local nonprofits,” she says.


Space is limited and registration is required, so it is recommended that people who are interested register early to reserve their spot. Register online at


About Deschutes Public Library

The Deschutes Public Library District, located in the high desert of Central Oregon, serves more than 180,000 Deschutes County residents through libraries in Bend, La Pine, Redmond, Sisters and Sunriver. Outreach services to senior centers, day care providers and homebound residents are an integral part of the Library. The Library’s website provides access to hundreds of resources, magazine articles, downloadable eBooks and more.


About The Nonprofit Association of Oregon

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon is the state association representing Oregon's nonprofit sector. NAO is a 501c3 public benefit corporation in Oregon supporting the over 17,000 nonprofits that strengthen communities and provide critical services benefiting taxpayers and society as a whole. In local communities across Oregon, nonprofits enhance quality of life by uplifting a spirit of service, faith, innovation, and caring.


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