Funding Information Network
The Cooperating Collections program of the Foundation Center is now known as the Funding Information Network to more accurately capture the work that network partners do in strengthening their communities.
Formerly known as the Western Mass. Funding Resource Center, hosted by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield, the Funding Information Network is housed at the Central Library.
As a member of this nationwide network of libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit agencies, the Springfield City Library provides visitors with free public access to grantmaker directories, books on fundraising and nonprofit management, and the Foundation Center’s electronic databases, The Foundation Directory Online and Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. The fully searchable database includes detailed profiles of all active U.S. foundations, as well as an extensive file of recent grants awarded by the nation’s top funders.
Representatives of nonprofit and grassroots organizations and other patrons are welcome to use the print collection and databases in the main reference area (Wellman Hall) at the Central Library at any time during our open hours. Librarians are available for assistance. Wireless access for laptop computers is available. No preliminary training is required.
Free classes and workshops for the local nonprofit community are offered two to three times per year, and are listed in the online calendar. Email notification of upcoming classes is sent to members of the library’s Foundation Center mailing list.
For more information, or to be added to the electronic mailing list for Foundation Center classes and other news of interest to nonprofits, contact the FIN Supervisor, Donna Goldthwaite, at 413-263-6828 ext 437 or by using the form below.
Nonprofit Mingle and Social Networking Event
Thursday, October 9, 5-7 pm
Central Library Rotunda (second floor)
Sign up online
We are trying something new this year!
Come to the Library and meet fellow representatives of local nonprofits and grassroots organizations in a social atmosphere. Join in a short, fast-moving speed-networking event and learn more about your colleagues’ organizations. Hear about the Library’s Foundation Center Funding Information Network and how it can help you in your work.
Bring your business card for a special raffle! Finger foods and wine will be served.
This event will be held on Thursday evening, October 9, from 5 – 7 pm in the Central Library Rotunda (second floor), 220 State Street, Springfield MA 01103.
Please note that the library will be closed to the public at that time, so you should enter by the street level door on the right of the building on the State Street side. Free parking is available in the parking lot across the street (between the Classical High Condos and the old School Department building).