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About the Nonprofit Resource Center

The Fayetteville Public Library's Nonprofit Resource Center helps individuals and nonprofit organizations identify potential grant funding sources.  The library offers several resources for conducting grant research at FPL.  Additionally, there are several resources you can use to find funding online at home.

Upcoming Events

The 411 on Becoming a 501(c)(3)

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This workshop, led by Attorney Ben McKlintoc, Regional Investment Officer and Vice President at Arvest Bank in Bentonville, is designed to help guide newly formed nonprofits through some of the financial and legal steps necessary to attain tax-exempt status for their organization.

This class is free and open to the public. Registration is required and begins August 20.

Financial and Cash Management for Nonprofits

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

This presentation will address key financial concepts in nonprofit management, in particular financial statements, ration analysis, financial reporting and managerial reporting. How financial information can be used in both decision making and storytelling will also be addressed. This program would be especially beneficial for nonfinancial staff who need a better basic understanding of financial management. 

Registration is required and begins August 28. 

Once Upon a Dime: The Story of Your Nonprofit

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

An interesting story makes for a compelling grant proposal. This workshop, led by Kaylin Mason, Grants Manager at Walton Arts Center, will help participants craft the story of their nonprofit, a particular project that needs funding, or both.

Registration is required and begins September 4.



Grant Research @ FPL

Foundation Directory Online
Connect with funding opportunities to make a real difference.
Foundation Grants to Online Individuals
Find funders that provide scholarships, fellowships, and more.
Foundation Maps
See who's funding what and where around the world.
Print Publications
View a list of how-to and other publications available at this location

Get Help

To set up an appointment for individual help searching for grantmakers, or for other research questions, call 479.856.7250 or email


About the Foundation Center

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the nation's leading source of information about philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust.

The center, located on the second floor of Blair Library, has access to the Foundation Directory Online, a treasure trove of information on over 100,000 foundations and over 2.5 million recently awarded grants. While most private funding goes to nonprofit organizations, the center also offers online access to Grants for Individuals, a database of more than 8,000 grantmaker programs that award money directly to individuals.

Fayetteville Public Library cardholders have access to all materials and databases housed at the library. The library offers free cards to staff and board members of nonprofit organizations in Washington, Benton, Carroll, and Madison counties.