Grant research help at ERPF

Arkville — Advanced databases and search engines containing thorough information on funding sources are now available for public use in Arkville. The Erpf Center is a new location for a satellite facility of the Foundation Center—the foremost resource for comprehensive information on grant funding.

An introductory information workshop will be offered on Thursday June 7 at 6 p.m., at the Erpf Center, 43355 State HWY 28 in Arkville. Nonprofit organizations, schools, health care providers, municipal governments, and individuals who are researching grant funding are encouraged to attend.

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people to the resources they need.
The Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and global grant makers. Thousands of people visit their web site each day and its network of more than 450 Cooperating Collections nationwide and around the world.

As a Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center, their professional level databases can be accessed from a computer terminal at the Erpf Center. There is comprehensive information on over 100,000 grant-makers, including grant application guidelines and detailed funder profiles. Anyone interested in applying for grant funding from private foundations, grant making public charities, corporate giving programs, and other funding sources, can reserve time to conduct grant research.
This workshop will give an overview of the information available on the databases and efficient ways to use the search engines.

The Erpf Center became a satellite location for the Foundation Center thanks to a partnership of The Blue Deer Center, The MARK Project and The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.
For more information on the Foundation Center Information Workshop or use of the research databases, please contact the MARK Project at 586-3500, or kent@markproject.org.