finThe Pottstown Regional Public Library is a  Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center.  This partnership provides free local, public access to the Foundation Directory Online Professional, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, and Philanthropy In/Sight.  A collection of print materials is available on topics such as grant-seeking basics, proposal writing, how to approach a foundation, and non-profit fund-raising. 

Updated weekly, Foundation Directory Online Professional provides access to essential facts on grantmakers and their funding activities worldwide. To pinpoint prospective funders, explore four comprehensive databases: Grantmakers, Companies, Grants, and 990s. With geographic search tools, you can zoom in on regional and local grantmakers or grants by state, county, city, metro area, congressional district and ZIP code. Choose from over 1,100 indexed search terms or keyword-search. Interactive maps and charts show a funder’s giving trends, and you can click through to see recipient lists and grant details.

These databases are accessible only in the library.  Laptop computers, help from professional staff,and workshops are available for non-profits and individuals interested in these resources.