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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

Nonprofit Boards: Form, Function, and Funding 

Friday, October 18, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Maxie Carpenter of the Leadership consortium will present this workshop about building and maintaing strong leadership and operations within a nonprofit board. A board functioning at an optimal level will help maximize a nonprofit's fundraising potential so that they mayt fund and continue to successfully fulfill their mission.

The program is free and open to the public but does require registration. Registration opens September 27. 

Find It, Fund It for Nonprofits

Friday, November 1, 2019, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Find It, Fund It helps match grantseekers with funders using the Foundation Directory Online Professional database. 

The program is free and open to the public but does require registration. Registration opens October 11.  

IRS Reporting for Nonprofits

Friday, November 6, 2019, 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The specifics of taxes for nonprofit organizations is something hard to grasp for many new nonprofits. It is understood that nonprofits do not have to pay taxes, but how do they report their finances? Do they need to save receipts? How do 990's work and where do they go? This workshop will lead participants through dealing with taxes as a tax exempt organization.   

The program is free and open to the public but does require registration. Registration opens October 16. 


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.