Date: Tuesday May 1, 2012
From: Twin County United Way
Subject: Twin County United Way brings grant resource to the Valley
Release: For Immediate Release
Twin County United Way is proud to announce that nonprofit organizations and other grantseekers in our region looking for funding sources now have access to a valuable new collection of resources at the Lewiston Library, thanks to Twin County United Way’s efforts to bring a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center to the valley. Through a partnership between Twin County United Way, CEDA, Avista Utilities, & the Lewiston Library, funding has been secured to provide this vital grant seeking tool in our community for the next four (4) years.
Cooperating Collections provide under-resourced and underserved populations in need of vital information and training with tools they can use to become successful grantseekers. At locations throughout the country, Cooperating Collections offer access free of charge to the Center’s detailed information on grantmakers and how to apply for grants. The Foundation Center’s core collection includes The Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 100,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Philanthropy In/Sight, print directories, and proposal writing guides. Cooperating Collections also hold training sessions on how to effectively use these resources and identify potential funders.
“Through our work with many non-profit partners in our community, we became aware of the need for a grant resource in our community, and the Foundation Center Directory Online is the best of the best” says Ron Ramos, executive director of Twin County United Way.
Two trainings will be offered to the public, free of charge on June 20th from 9am to 11:30am at the Lewiston Community Center. For more information about Foundation Center resources here in the valley, and the upcoming training, please click here. Other free trainings will be announced publicly throughout the year.