The Foundation Center Funding Information Network is a program of free public information centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and databases as well as a variety of supplementary materials and services for grantseekers.

The Foundation Center offers a selection of free online courses on proposal writing, the grantseeking process, developing a project budget and an overview of Form 990-PF.

The Foundation Center and the Tom Green County Library do not give grants, write grants or perform grant research. The collection is an information only resource.

For more information or to request training, please contact Kevin Blinn, the Grant and Nonprofit Center Supervisor: kevin.blinn@co.tom-green.tx.us; or (325) 655-7321.

Use the Foundation Center Ask the Online Librarian service for specific questions related to foundations, philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofits.  


Resources for Nonprofits and Grantseekers             

Databases: 

 


 


A dedicated grant and nonprofit research collection is located on the 2nd floor of Stephens Central Library. Search the library catalog to see available titles in the Grant Station collection.

The Foundation Center website has a section designed specifically for nonprofit grantseekers. Here you can find links to online tutorials and training (some of these are free), as well as useful tools and resources to help you locate potential sources of funding for your organization, write a winning grant proposal and successfully manage a grant.

 GrantSpace.org: Classroom

A list of self-paced courses, live and recorded webinars on grantseeking basics, using the Foundation Directory Online Professional database and other topics.

   Online Resources for Nonprofits:

BoardSource

With nearly 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices. BoardSource offers consulting services, publications and a membership program to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. Currently, programs in the Catalog are being classified into types of assistance, of both financial and non-financial nature.

Center for Faith-Based and Community Networks

This website of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services offers information on funding opportunities by to topic area to community grasroots organizations as well as faith-based organizations.

Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability and Transparency of 6,000 of America's largest charities.

Federal Grant Program (Grants.gov)

Grants.gov is a source to find and apply for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for Grants.gov. Please know that Grants.gov does not provide personal financial assistance.

Glasspockets: Foundation Transparency and Accountability

Glasspockets.org is a web site created by the Foundation Center focused on transparency in philanthropy.

GrantSpace

GrantSpace is a service of the Foundation Center. It 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. Grantseekers can explore in-depth content, engage with a community of peers and experts and energize their fundraising efforts. The site also includes live chat sessions, notifications of upcoming webinars, seminars and training sessions and useful books and documentation.

Learn How to Become

LearnHowtoBecome is a guidebook for students and young professionals seeking careers in the non-profit sector. It includes a detailed rundown of specific fields, organizations, and job titles with strong connections to non-profit work. It also discusses the importance of volunteering, and how donating time can serve as a bridge to a full-time paid position.

National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCSS)

The NCCS is the national repository of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. Its mission is to develop and disseminate high quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities. Working closely with the IRS and other government agencies, private sector service organizations, and the scholarly community, NCCS builds compatible national, state, and regional databases and develops uniform standards for reporting on the activities of charitable organizations.

National Council of Nonprofits

The National Council of Nonprofits is a trusted resource and advocate for America's charitable nonprofits. Through the nation's largest network of nonprofits the organization serves as a central coordinator and mobilizer to help nonprofits achieve greater collective impact in local communities across the country.

USA.gov for Nonprofits

Find information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loans, assistance, taxes, management and more.

USASpending.gov

This site was developed to meet the requirements of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. This is a single searchable website that offers free information on each federal award.

Texas resources:

Humanities Texas

Humanities Texas grants enable communities throughout the state to develop programs of local interest promoting heritage, culture, and education.

The State of Texas Grants search

Using the eGrants website, individuals and non-profits can search for and view the details of competitive funding announcements available through dozens of Texas state agencies.

Texas Commission of the Arts

The state agency that provides grants, information, and services in support of the arts and arts activities in Texas.

 Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs

The site lists programs and funding opportunities for nonprofits and community-based organizations that assist Texas residents in need.

  Resources for organizations that have not yet received the 501(c) (3) status - Fiscal Sponsorship

Presentation on Fiscal Sponsorship, by Gregory L. Colvin, Esq. of Silk, Adler & Colvin

Information on fiscal sponsorship arrangements between established nonprofits and individuals or groups without nonprofit status who are seeking foundation funding. [PDF]

The Fiscal Sponsor Directory

The San Francisco Study Center created the Fiscal Sponsor Directory to assist organizations and individuals in locating possible sponsors for their projects.

    Resources for emergency funding

Association of Fundraising Professionals: Survival Kit for Fundraising in a Bad Economy

A toolkit of resources to advise and guide fundraisers in tough economic times.

The Fieldstone Alliance’s Tools You Can Use newsletter: 20 Emergency Funding Sources for Nonprofits

Covers topics such as cash flow management, contributed income, earned income, debt financing and existing assets.

Nonprofit Economic Vitality Resource Center

This is an initiative of the National Council of Nonprofits that offers strategies to consider during tough economic times

  Resources for nonprofit businesses

Business.gov - Online Search for Small Business Loans and Grants

Fill out the online form to find financing for small business. The form provides a guide to programs for which small business owners may be eligible.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - Online Resource Center

This is a comprehensive resource for entrepreneurs to help startups navigate their options.

U.S. Small Business Administration

On the website, you will find information on starting a business, getting a loan, government contracts, and disaster assistance. You will also find resources for counseling, mentoring and training from an SBA District Office, SCORE Chapter, Small Biz Development Center or Women's Biz Center in your area.

Americans for Community Development

Americans for Community Development provides broad support to all in established or considered low-profit limited liability companies (or L3Cs).

    Nonprofit management resources

BoardSource

With nearly 25 years of hands-on experience working with nonprofit boards, BoardSource has become the go-to resource for funders, partners, and nonprofit leaders who want to magnify their impact within their community through exceptional governance practices. BoardSource offers consulting services, publications and a membership program to increase the effectiveness of nonprofit organizations by strengthening their boards of directors.

IRS State Links

Links to state government web sites with information on state registration requirements for charities, taxation, information for employers, and more.

National Association of State Charities Officials

The website provides list of charity registration offices across the country.

The Management Free Library

In its Nonprofit-Specific Legal Information, the Management Free Library provides basic information incorporation, solicitation of funds, tax laws, and related topics.

Multi-State Filer Project - Unified Registration

The Unified Registration Statement (URS) represents represents an effort to consolodate the information and data requirements of all states that require registration of nonprofit organizations performing charitable solicitations within their jurisdictions.

Insurance for nonprofits:

Information on the basic insurance coverage a nonprofit should consider and tips for buying insurance.

The New e-Postcard (Form 990-N) [PDF]

Walks you through the redesigned Form 990 and some of its schedules to help you complete an error-free return.

IRS.gov - Independent Contractor (Self-Employed) or Employee?

Instructs independent contractors and employees how to file their taxes.

Association of Fundraising Professionals

The AFP Consultants and Resource Directory contains paid listings of consultants and organizations that provide products and services to the fundraising and nonprofit community.

Non-Profit Central.net

Resources on volunteering:

The Corporation for National and Community Service

Independent Sector -- Value of Volunteer Time

 Statistical tables cover data about U.S. foundations and their giving.

The National Center on Charitable Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau - State and County QuickFacts

Resources on nonprofit disaster planning:

Collaborating Agencies Responding To Disasters (CARD)

Complements traditional disaster response agencies by providing safe, culturally appropriate emergency services programs.

TechSoup- Disaster Planning and Recovery Toolkit

Helps prepare nonprofits for a crisis.

The Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) - Resource Library

Provides information to enhance the practice of risk management throughout organizations and communities.

IRS.gov - Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors

The IRS provides information to help people interested in providing disaster relief.

   


    Resources for Individual Grantseekers:                           
 
Databases:

Access to accurate, up-to-date information including: Educational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internshipsArts and cultural supportAwards, prizes, and grants by nominationResearch and professional support; General welfare and special needs; and much more.
 
 
Grantseeking support:
 
Foundation Center
The Foundation Center website has a section designed specifically for individual grantseekers. The resources listed on the webpage include online tutorials and training (some of these are free), as well as useful tools and resources to help you locate potential sources of funding for your need and successfully apply for a grant.
 
GrantSpace.org: Classroom
A list of self-paced courses, live and recorded webinars  on grantseeking basics, using the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online database and other topics.
 
   Ask your specific questions related to grantseeking and foundations.
 
Online Resources:
  

Most private foundation funding is given to nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services to individuals.  The following websites provide information on assistance given directly to individuals. 

  • Grants - General
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. Currently, programs in the Catalog are being classified into types of assistance, of both financial and non-financial nature.
 
HHS and other federal agencies provide grants, loans, and benefit programs for individuals and families.
Using the eGrants website, individuals and non-profits can search for and view the details of competitive funding announcements available through dozens of Texas state agencies.
 
 Funding for Education
 
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
 
The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school.
 
This site is a central resource for and link to all State and Federal grant opportunities administered by TEA. Here you will find information about all grants, including program descriptions, eligibility requirements, deadline dates, and funding amounts. TEA Grant Resources is a source of information on grant management and administrative guidance.
   
     Resources for individuals in non-university programs:
 
Tips on how to raise funds for volunteer work internationally.    
 
This office of the US Department of Education provides information on grant programs for nontraditional studies.
  
Funding for Arts
 
Provides comprehensive information on fiscal sponsorship, including FAQs, publications, and a national directory of fiscal sponsors.
 
Each of the six US Regional Arts Organizations provides support to arts organizations, artists, and communities through regional, national, and international funding programs.    
 
Provides access to NYFASource, a searchable database of funding opportunities for artists.
   
Texas Commission of the Arts
The state agency that provides grants, information, and services in support of the arts and arts activities in Texas.
 
 
  • Grants for Starting Up Small Business  
The SBIC Program is one of many financial assistance programs available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Please keep in mind that SBIC financing is not appropriate for all types of businesses and financing needs. Additional information on grants and loans for small businesses is available through the U.S. Small Business Administration website.
 
 
Fill out the online form to find financing for small business. The form provides a guide to programs for which small business owners may be eligible.
 
This is a comprehensive resource for entrepreneurs to help startups navigate their options.
 
U.S. Small Business Administration
On the website, you will find information on starting a business, getting a loan, government contracts, and disaster assistance. You will also find resources for counseling, mentoring and training from an SBA District Office, SCORE Chapter, Small Biz Development Center or Women's Biz Center in your area.
 
 
  • Paying for Healthcare & Prescription Assistance 
 
Please visit our Consumer Health page to see which resources may be available to you.  
 
  • Assistance with Home Repair and Purchase; Weatherization   
 

Habitat for Humanity of San Angelo 

Habitat for Humanity of San Angelo is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian organization, that build homes worldwide for families in need of safe, decent affordable shelter.   
 
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA): Help for Texans    
State agency that provides assistance to low-income Texans with rent; locating reduced rent apartments; paying for utilities; home repair; weatherization; buying a home; as well as foreclosure help and emergency & homeless services.   
 

Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation

Affordable housing programs in Texas that address the housing needs of low-income families and underserved communities.   
 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Provides quality housing for all.   
 
Concho Valley Community Action Agency - Weatherization Assistance Program
The Concho Valley Community Action Agency’s (CVCAA) Weatherization Program is designed to help clients save money on utility bills, as well as create a more comfortable living environment. Application is required to establish eligibility.  
 
  • Assistance with Food
 
An ecumenical ministry providing food to individuals and families in emergency situations since 1976.
313 W Avenue N , San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: (325) 658-7885
 
Formerly called "food stamps".  Site provides an eligibility tool and contact information for local family service offices.   
 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Information provided on food program for low-income mothers and children to age five.   
 

Find Food

Emergency food assistance information from the National Hunger Clearinghouse.   
 
  • Paying Utilities Assistance
 

Concho Valley Community Action Agency - Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)

A utility assistance program for low income households to help them with their immediate energy needs.   
 

Public Utility Commission of Texas: Lite-Up Texas Program

The program is designed to help qualified low-income individuals living in an area where they can choose their service provider, reduce the monthly cost of electric service.   
 
 
  • Child Day Care Asisstance
 

Texas Workforce Commission: Child Care Management Services (CCMS)

This program helps eligible parents who work, attend school or participate in job training, with the cost of child care.   
 

2-1-1 Finding Help in Texas: Child Care and Education Services

The website is designed to help you search for government-assisted child care services available to parents at low cost or no cost, and establish eligibility for such assistance.   
  • Burial Assistance     
City of San Angelo, Texas - Indigent burial & Cremation assistance

Texas  Constitution requires counties to cremate or bury the poor or indigent. This local government resource will insure that every indigent citizen without adequate resources or financial means will receive a simple but dignified burial. For additional information and eligibility, please contact the Neighborhood Services Department:

Phone: (325) 655-0824
 
 
Burial resources for honorably discharged veterans.   
 

DFS Memorials:  Low cost cremations

A network of licensed family-owned funeral homes serving residents of their communities.   
 

Ehow: Grants for Burial Costs

The page includes information from the U.S. department of veteran affairs, FEMA and Social Security.   
 

Funeral Consumer Alliance

Information on how to bring down significantly the cost of a funeral   
 
  • Disaster Assistance
 

Texas Health and Human Services Commission: Individual and Household Programs- Disaster Assistance Grants  

The IHP is a federal/state program administered by FEMA and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. If the President of the United States declared your county a major disaster area, and you have used all insurance benefits and any other help available from federal, state and local agencies, you may be able to get a grant for housing or other needs, including medical and burial expenses.   
 
  • Entitlement Programs/ Benefits
 

BenefitsCheckUp

A free service of the National Council on Aging, a nonprofit service and advocacy organization.  Answer some questions that will determine which programs can help you pay for medications and other health care, food, utilities and more.   
 

Government Benefits     

The official benefits website of the U.S. government. Benefits.gov informs citizens of benefits they may be eligible for and provides information on how to apply for assistance.
Complete a survey to determine benefits you may be eligible to receive.   
 
Your Texas Benefits        
The website allows you to apply for the for the following benefits: SNAP, Cash help for families (TANF), Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program, Medicare Savings Programs, and also long-term services such as nursing care and hospice care.  
 
  • Donor assistance for low-income families - various needs
 
ModestNeeds.org

The website lists needs of low-income families and allows web site visitors to donate to specific applicants. Families may also apply for a grant.

 
 
 
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   Local Foundations and Charities:
 
 
2201 Sherwood Way, Suite 205
San Angelo, TX 76901-3081
Phone: (325) 947-7071
Fax: (325) 947-7322G
1313 South Hill St.
San Angelo, TX 76903
P.O. Box 1207
San Angelo, TX 76902
Phone: (325) 655-3231
Fax: (325) 658-3987
P.O. Box 3550
San Angelo, TX 76902-3550
426 West Avenue B
San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: (325) 486 - 0185
Fax: (325) 486 – 1125
 
955 Turner St.
San Angelo, TX 76903
P.O. Box 3710,
San Angelo, TX 76902-3710
Phone: (325) 949-3716
138 W. Concho Ave.
San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: (325) 657-8429
 
401 N. Chadbourne St.
San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: (325) 655-7535
27 Concho Ave.,
San Angelo, TX 76903‎
Phone: (325) 227-4350
 
P.O. Box 148,
San Angelo, TX 76902
Phone: (325)277-0624
105 Westland Ave.,
San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: (325) 659-3108, 1-877-659-3108
Fax: (325) 657-9237
555 East 6th St.
San Angelo, TX 76903
Phone: (325) 655-5127
Fax: (325) 655-5683
5413 Beverly Drive,
San Angelo, TX 76904
Phone: (325) 949-6543
     
 
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