Other Resources

Business Information

Read or print Business Information, North Bend Public Library: a pamphlet highlighting some of the library’s books, directories, magazine articles, and online resources related to business topics, employment, computers, and personal finance.

Electronic Resources

Coos County libraries offer access to a number of electronic databases through the library district website: www.cooslibraries.org. North Bend Public Library offers access to three additional databases. These sites are provided FREE to North Bend Public Library patrons. They are available to anyone within the Library using either a library computer or the provided wireless internet on their own laptop or handheld device.

  • Foundation Directory Online is a tremendous resource for those who are seeking grants for their nonprofit organization. It profiles thousands of grantmaking foundations from around the country that act as potential sources of grants for organizations. Alternatively, go straight to Grant Space for a more streamlined Foundation Center website with links and tabs to most-used information. The North Bend Public Library is a Cooperating Collection of The Foundation Center
  • Grants to Individuals Online allows people to search for foundations and other organizations that gives grants to individuals.
  • Philanthropy In/Sight provides tools for potential grantseekers to plan their projects.

Internet Resources for Grant Seekers

The North Bend Public Library holds a workshop about three times a year, “Researching Grants for the First-time Grantwriter”. The links below represent some of the online resources we recommend. You can also download a PDF of the handout.

A web site that allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

Oregon Regional Solutions Centers
The state of Oregon has collaborated with universities and colleges to establish Regional Solutions Centers (RSCs) for community and economic development. Contact the southern Oregon RSC in Medford to find out what priorities they have established and what projects they are working on, to see if your work fits with their activities.

The Foundation Center: www.fdncenter.org
A good philanthropic news, events and information source. Also, North Bend Public Library subscribes to the Foundation Directory Online database. See top section above for information on how to access this database.

The Grantsmanship Center: www.tgci.com
Training and discussion resources for nonprofits

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon: www.nonprofitoregon.org
Training and consulting for nonprofits.

Data for Local Communities, at the University of Oregon Library: libweb.uoregon.edu/dc/dlc
Search for census and other statistical information on communities in the Pacific Northwest.

Oregon Foundation Databook: www.foundationdatabook.com
Ordering information and updates for this valuable resource. If you do not wish to purchase a copy of the printed directory, you can use the library’s copy free of charge.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: www.philanthropy.com
The newspaper of the nonprofit world.

Individual Foundations and Donors

Cow Creek Foundation: www.cowcreekfoundation.org
Each year the Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation makes grants to eligible non-profit organizations in communities in Douglas, Coos, Lane, Deschutes, Klamath, Jackson and Josephine counties.

Ford Family Foundation: www.tfff.org
Grants for rural communities.

Meyer Memorial Trust: www.mmt.org
“We offer our resources to nonprofit organizations operating in Oregon and Clark County, Washington, who are working to build a better world.”

Oregon Arts Commission: www.oregonartscommission.org
“The Oregon Arts Commission works to foster the development of the arts across Oregon and assure their excellence in order to enrich the lives of Oregonians.”

Oregon Cultural Trust: www.culturaltrust.org
A grantmaking program set up by the state Legislature to help fund cultural programs in this state.

Coquille Tribal Community Fund: www.coquilletribalfund.org
The Coquille Tribal Community Fund provides project grants to non-governmental organizations in Coos, Lane, Douglas, Jackson and Curry Counties in soutwestern Oregon.

Trust Management Services, LLC: www.trustmanagementservices.net
Trust Management Services funds non-profit organizations throughout Oregon.

Local history resources