Grantseeking class at Stillwater Public Library leads individuals to funders

(STILLWATER, OK / October 22, 2013) - The Stillwater Public Library will host a free workshop for students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers looking for funding from foundations, corporations, and public charities.   The workshop, “Grantseeking Basics for Individuals,” will take place Saturday, Nov. 9 from 10-11 a.m. 

“We often focus on teaching organizations how to find grants,” said Scott Freeman, librarian.  “But our Nonprofit Resource Center has an entire set of tools to help individuals find funds.

“I’ll be providing tips and suggestions on how best to identify funding sources for individuals and highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at the Stillwater Public Library.”

The resources which make up the library’s Nonprofit Resource Center were provided through a two year grant from the Stillwater Community Endowment Fund.

The workshop will include an overview of these resources, including a demonstration of “Foundation Grants to Individuals Online,” which is a searchable database that provides information on more than 8,500 grantmakers that support individual grant projects.  Stillwater Public Library is one of just a handful of places in Oklahoma that provide access to this material.

“We’ve had the resources now for a year and a half,” said Freeman.  “We are hoping that the community will come to the program to learn how to take advantage of these amazing tools and use them while we still have them.”

To register for the class, contact the library at 405-372-3633 x106 or askalibrarian@stillwater.org.