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INFORMATION FOR NONPROFITS AND GRANTSEEKERS

  

 

 

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 in areas useful to grantseekers.

 

If you represent a nonprofit organization seeking funding support, or are

  • Librarians at the Information Desk are available to assist with initial information and to help you use the collection. 
  • 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 nor perform grant research. The collection is an information only resource.

 

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

 

You may also take advantage of the Foundation Center Ask the Online Librarian service for specific questions related to foundations, philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofits. There are two options available to contact a Foundation Center expert: chat and email.

 

 

Resources for Nonprofits

 

   Databases

   Books

   Grantseeking Support

   Online resources 

Resources for Individuals

  

   Databases

   Books

   Grantseeking Support

   Online Resources

 

 

Local Foundations and Charities

   



INFORMATION FOR NONPROFITS AND GRANTSEEKERS

  

 

 

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 in areas useful to grantseekers.

If you represent a nonprofit organization seeking funding support, or are

  • Librarians at the Information Desk are available to assist with initial information and to help you use the collection. 
  • 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 nor perform grant research. The collection is an information only resource.

 

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

 

You may also take advantage of the Foundation Center Ask the Online Librarian service for specific questions related to foundations, philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofits. There are two options available to contact a Foundation Center expert: chat and email.

 

 

Resources for Nonprofits

 

   Databases

   Books

   Grantseeking Support

   Online resources 

Resources for Individuals

  

   Databases

   Books

   Grantseeking Support

   Online Resources

 

 

Local Foundations and Charities

   

 

 



   Resources for Nonprofit Organizations:                  [To the top]
 
         Databases     Books     Grantseeking Support     Online Resources
 
 
Databases:
 
(access in library only)
The most comprehensive and accurate information on U.S. grantmakers and their funding activities. Updated weekly.
 
 (access in library only)
An interactive mapping tool for research of the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Create customized maps to visualize the scope and reach of philanthropy—from local communities to countries around the globe. Updated weekly.
 
 
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Books:

The Foundation Directory (part 1). 2013.
Grant Center, r 061 FOU
 
The Foundation Directory (part 2). 2013
Grant Center, r 061 FOU
 
The Foundation Directory (Supplement). 2013
Grant Center, r 316 FOU
 
National directory of corporate giving: a guide to corporate giving programs and corporate foundations. 2013.
Grant Center, r 361.763 NAT
 
The directory of Texas foundations.2011.
Grant Center, r 361.7 DIR
 
How to form a nonprofit corporation.
Mancuso, Anthony. 2013.
Grant Center, 346.73064 MAN
 
Funding sources for children and youth programs.2012.
Grant Center, r 362.702 FUN
 
After the grant: the nonprofit's guide to good stewardship. 2010.
Grant Center, r 658.15224 AFT
 
The nonprofit board answer book: a practical guide for board members and chief executives. 2012.
Grant Center, 658.422 NON
 
Foundation fundamentals. 2008.
Grant Center, r 361.7632 FOU
 
The nonprofit business plan: the leader's guide to creating a successful business model
La Piana, David. 2012.
Grant Center, 658.401 NON
 
The nonprofit's guide to human resources: managing your employees & volunteers
Masaoka, Jan. 2011.
Grant Center, r 658.3 MAS
 
The Foundation Center's guide to proposal writing.
Geever, Jane C. 2012.
Grant Center, r 658.15224 GEE
 
Securing your organization's future: a complete guide to fundraising strategies.
Seltzer, Michael. 2001.
Grant Center, r 658.15224 SEL
 
The grantseeker's guide to winning proposals. 2008.
Grant Center, r 658.15224 GRA
 
Every nonprofit's tax guide: how to keep your tax-exempt status & avoid IRS problems
Fishman, Stephen. 2011.
Grant Center, 343.73052 FIS
 
Forces for good: the six practices of high-impact nonprofits.
Cruthfield, Leslie R. 2012.
Grant Center, 658.048 CRU
 
Fundraising for the Genius: the only book you'll ever need to raise more money and support for your nonprofit organization.
Lysakowski, Linda. 2012.
Grant Center, 658.15224 LYS
 
Raising money for mighty missions: how charitable, non-profit, faith-based organizations can raise more money to fulfill their missions.
Powell, William H. 2011.
Grant Center, 658.15224 POW
 
 
For additional book selections, please browse the library catalog
 
 
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Grantseeking Support for Nonprofits:
 
Foundation Center
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.
 
   Ask your specific questions related to foundations, philanthropy, fundraising, and nonprofits.
 
     [To the Nonprofits menu] 
 
 
 
 
 
  • General resources
 
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) 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.
 
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, 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.
 
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.
 
The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.
 
Glasspockets.org is a web site created by the Foundation Center focused on transparency in philanthropy.
 
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.
 
LeapofReason.org provides free access to a suite of materials, including articles, speeches, videos, guides, and other tools, which build on and augment "Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes in an Era of Scarcity", a book written by Venture Philanthropy Partners Chairman Mario Morino in partnership with McKinsey & Company and a dozen other social-sector experts and practitioners.
 
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.
 
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.
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 grants enable communities throughout the state to develop programs of local interest promoting heritage, culture, and education.
 
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.
 
The state agency that provides grants, information, and services in support of the arts and arts activities in Texas.
 
 
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
 
Information on fiscal sponsorship arrangements between established nonprofits and individuals or groups without nonprofit status who are seeking foundation funding. [PDF]
 
Listings of articles related to fiscal sponsorship
 
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
 
A toolkit of resources to advise and guide fundraisers in tough economic times.

   

Covers topics such as cash flow management, contributed income, earned income, debt financing and existing assets.
 
This is an initiative of the National Council of Nonprofits that offers strategies to consider during tough economic times
 
 
  • Resources for nonprofit businesses
 
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.
 
Counselors to America’s Small Business uses the skills of retired business professionals to provide advice on starting, operating, and developing a successful small business.
 
  • Resources for hybrid organizations/ social entrepreneurs
 
This is a cooperative site is for social entrepreneurs, sponsored by the Skoll Foundation.
 
Information on the Low-Profit Limited Liability Company (L3C) - a legal structure being promoted by Americans for Community Development.
Resources for non-profit, for-profit or hybrid corporate organizations.
 
  • Nonprofit management resources
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.
Fundraising regulations:
Links to state government web sites with information on state registration requirements for charities, taxation, information for employers, and more.
The website provides list of charity registration offices across the country.
In its Nonprofit-Specific Legal Information, the Management Free Library provides basic information incorporation, solicitation of funds, tax laws, and related topics.
Unified Registration System of the Multi-State Filer Project was organized by the National Association of State Charities Officials and the National Association of Attorneys General. It allows nonprofits performing fundraising or charitable solicitation to register in multiple states at one time.
 

Insurance for nonprofits:

Information on the basic insurance coverage a nonprofit should consider and tips for buying insurance.
IRS regulations:
walks you through the redesigned Form 990 and some of its schedules to help you complete an error-free return.
The IRS article provides guidance on determining whether those working for your organization are employees or independent contractors.
 
Resources for locating consultants:
The Consultants and Resource Directory provides names, addresses, and a brief description of services, and can be searched by specialty, name, or by geographic area.
An online directory of consultants and freelancers by keyword, service provided and expertise.
 
Resources on volunteering:
Provides online training, resources, sample documents, and other technical assistance on working with volunteers.

Independent Sector -- Value of Volunteer Time

Shows current and historical figures (back to 1980) on the value of volunteer time by state and other statistics on volunteer information.
 
Resources on nonprofit statistics:
 
Statistical tables cover data about U.S. foundations and their giving.
 
Offers statistical tables and reports on nonprofit sector in the U.S.
Provides population, business activity, and geographic data. Each state profile provides access to additional data from the American Community Survey.
 
 
 

Resources on nonprofit disaster planning:

 

Collaborating Agencies Responding To Disasters (CARD)

Complements traditional disaster response agencies by providing safe, culturally appropriate emergency services programs.
 
 
Helps prepare nonprofits for a crisis.
 
 
Provides information to enhance the practice of risk management throughout organizations and communities.
 
 
The IRS provides information to help people interested in providing disaster relief.
 
 


    Resources for Individual Grantseekers:                            [To the top]
 
            Databases     Books     Grantseeking Support     Online Resources
  
Databases:
 
(access in library only)
Online access to accurate, up-to-date information including: Educational support – scholarships, fellowships, loans, and internshipsArts and cultural support; Awards, prizes, and grants by nominationResearch and professional support; General welfare and special needs; and much more.  The database is updated quarterly.
 
 
(access in library only)
An interactive mapping tool for research of  the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Create customized maps to visualize the scope and reach of philanthropy—from local communities to countries around the globe. Updated weekly.
 
     [To the Individual Grantseekers menu]
 
Books:
 
Foundation grants to individuals
 Charles, Claire. 2013
Grant Center, r 378.3 FOU
 
Guide to Funding for International and Foreign Programs
 Calderon, Linda. 2012.
Grant Center, r 367.7 GUI
 
The Grants Register. 2013.
 Grant Center, r 378.34 GRA
 
The Grantseeker's Guide To Winning Proposals. 2008.
Grant Center, r 658.15224 GRA
 
The "how to” grants manual: successful grantseeking techniques for obtaining public and private grants.
 Bauer, David G. 2011.
Grant Center, r 658.15224 BAU
 
The Directory of Texas Foundations. 2011.
 Grant Center, r 361.7 DIR
 
The complete idiot's guide to grant writing
 Thompson, Waddy. 2011.
Grant Center, 658.15224 THO
 
Demystifying grant seeking: what you really need to do to get grants
 Brown, Larissa Golden. 2001.
Grant Center, 658.15224 BRO
 
Grant writing for dummies
 Browning, Beverly A. 2011.
Grant Center, 658.15224 BRO
 
Getting financial aid 2013
College Entrance Examination Board. 2012.
Grant Center, r 378.3 GET
 
Peterson's how to get money for college 2014: financing your future beyond federal aid
Grant Center, r 378.30973 PET
 
Peterson's scholarships, grants & prizes 2014
Grant Center, r 378.30973 PET
 
 
 
    For additional book selections, please browse the library catalog.
 
 
     [To the Individual Grantseekers menu]
 
 
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.
 
     [To the Individual Grantseekers menu] 
 
 
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) 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
 
 
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.
 
Counselors to America’s Small Business uses the skills of retired business professionals to provide advice on starting, operating, and developing a successful small business.
 
  • 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:

52 W. College Ave., 2nd floor, Community Development Building
Phone: (325) 655-0824
Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
 
 
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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