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.


Foundation Directory Online
(Downtown Bend and Redmond – 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.

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 Liisa Sjoblom (541-617-7093) or online at one of the links below.

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

  • Jul 8

    10:00 AM -

    Learn how to use Foundation Online Essential to find grants for your nonprofit.

    This workshop provides an overview of the funding research process for nonprofits seeking grants from foundations, corporations, and grant-making public charities using Foundation Online Essential. Learn how to use this resource from your home or office to identify potential funders for your nonprofit.

    This is a virtual session via Zoom and registration is required. A link to the meeting will be sent to participants the day before the workshop.


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

Candid Learning

Candid Learning 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.

Gale Courses

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


Search GuideStar for the most complete, up-to-date nonprofit data available. Grantmakers use this site to find organizations that fit their funding goals. If you are a nonprofit, you want your organization listed here for maximum exposure.

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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