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We Can Help You with Grant Searching

Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide, and at Sierra NonProfit Services we offer guidance on how to navigate through the website so you can get the most out of your experience.

Foundation Center was established in 1956 and today is supported by close to 550 foundations. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do so. Foundation Center maintains the most comprehensive database in U.S through their Grant Space.

Thousands of people with philanthropic goals visit Foundation Center’s web site each day. In addition to the website, Foundation Center maintains five regional library/learning centers, as well as a network of 450 funding information centers located in public libraries, community foundations, and educational institutions nationwide.

As one of Foundation Center’s 450 Cooperating Collections, we offer free local access to core resources and training. To get the most out of Foundation Center, just give us a call to schedule an appointment or drop by during office hours.


Grant Stationanother organization we have partnered with, also offers a unique opportunity for nonprofits to explore potential funding sources for their organization’s projects. Grant Station is a large database that provides access to funding opportunities. Private grant makers are always looking to fund philanthropic projects, and with Grant Station you can directly submit proposals to get funding for your organization.

At Sierra NonProfit Services we also offer free guidance on how to navigate through Grant Station. With the right tools, being a successful grant seeker does not need to be terribly time consuming. Just give us a call, we are happy to help you.


Need Help with Fundraising?

We offer an extensive lending library on everything your organization would need to know about fundraising. Come into our office to view the books we have.

At Sierra NonProfit Services we offer training on fundraising utilizing Kim Kline’s webinars in combination with group discussions. The following is a list of fundraising specific training we offer:

  • Overcoming the psychological objections to the ask
  • Fundraising in rural communities
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Boards and Fundraising
  • Parties with a purpose
  • How to raise $50,000 in six weeks

Kim Klein is an internationally known speaker and author, and is well known for her ability to deliver information in a practical, down to earth and humorous way. She has a wide range of nonprofit experience, having worked as staff and also always as a volunteer and a board member. Kim is the author of five books including her most recent, Reliable Fundraising in Unreliable Times which won the McAdam Book Award in 2010. Her classic text, Fundraising for Social Change, now in its sixth edition, is widely used in the field and in university degree programs. She also wrote Fundraising for the Long Haul, Ask and You Shall Receive, and Fundraising in Times of Crisis. For more information on Kim Kline you can view her website HERE.

Some of the fundraising resources we recommend are: