Nonprofit and Philanthropy Resource Center

Frequently Asked Questions about the NPRC

Get help starting or managing your nonprofit organization at the Redmond Library's Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center (NPRC).

What resources are available to grantseekers and nonprofits?

The following resources are available at the Redmond Library's Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center:

    • One-on-one or group research assistance by appointment
    • Books, magazines, DVDs, and directories (available for browsing directly behind the Information Desk)
    • Access to the following grants database (only available at the Redmond Library): Foundation Directory Online (FDO) Professional.
    • Workshops on seeking funding, using grant databases, and other nonprofit topics
      An annual Nonprofits Front & Center workshop featuring a noteworthy speaker from the region followed by a reception to foster networking
    • Several networking events held throughout the year

Who can use the Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resource Center?

Anyone interested in philanthropy is welcome to use our services, including:

    • nonprofit organizations
    • individual grantseekers
    • grantmakers (funders)
    • students
    • artists
    • writers
    • researchers
    • government agencies
    • for-profit businesses
    • consultants

How can I get help with my nonprofit, philanthropy, or grant-seeking project? 

    • To browse the Philanthropy collection of books, magazines, DVDs, and directories (available directly behind the Information Desk) or to use any of the grants databases that are available on-site only, stop by the Redmond Library anytime during open hours.
    • To ask a question or to make an appointment for one-on-one or group research assistance, contact Mary Comstock at

What books and websites are recommended for nonprofits and grantseekers?

Browse our recommendations by topic.