Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Take it for Granted

Blogger's Note: Following is a press release from the Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation regarding its efforts to assist the Pottstown Regional Public Library's efforts to help other organizations obtain grants.

Nonprofit organizations and other grant-seekers in the tri-county area now have access to a valuable new collection of resources at Pottstown Regional Public Library. The library has been accepted as a member of the Funding Information Network of the Foundation Center of New York.

The Foundation Center is the leading authority on connecting grant-seeking nonprofit organizations with philanthropic institutions.

Established in 1956, the Foundation Center of New York supports a nationwide network of resource centers, such as the one at Pottstown Regional Public Library. These resources provide the tools and training needed to connect grant-seekers with grant-makers. 

 For more info about the Foundation Center, visit foundationcenter.org.

The Pottstown Regional Public Library now offers free access to detailed information on grant-makers and how to apply for grants. 

The Foundation Directory Online, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Foundation Center Philanthropy In/Sight, print directories, and proposal writing guides are some of the available resources. 

The Foundation Directory Online allows a grant-seeker to search by their area of interest, their geographic location, the size of grant, and other parameters.

Trained staff members and computers are available to help searchers make the best use of these resources. As a member of the Funding Information Network, the Pottstown Regional Public Library will be holding training sessions on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.

The Pottstown Area Health and Wellness Foundation’s mission is to enhance the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. 

Visit www.pottstownfoundation.org for more information about the Foundation. Discover Pottstown area’s online community at www.missionhealthyliving.org to learn and share great information on how to lead a healthier life. You can also follow Mission Healthy Living on Facebook and Twitter.

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