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The Eastern Shore Public Library is now a Funding Information Network (FIN) partner of Foundation Center.  Foundation Center is a nonprofit organization that strengthens the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world.

As a FIN partner, the Accomac library now has access to three, premier grant seeking databases including Foundation Directory OnlineGrants to Individuals Online, and Foundation Maps. They invite nonprofit and social sector professionals to use these online resources for free to find the funding that they need to succeed! In addition, the library will also start offering free workshops to the local community.

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Foundation Center’s core collection of resources includes Foundation Directory Online, profiling more than 140,000 U.S. grantmakers, Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Foundation Maps, print directories, and proposal writing guides. Additional Information can be found at

This is a free resource available in the Eastern Shore Public Library in Accomac, Virginia.


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Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Grantspace is an online resource that offers training webinars on proposal writing and webinars. Sample documents, a live chat feature and nonprofit management tips are available on

Provided with support from the Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation.

Useful Fundraising Links

Eastern Shore Public Library Collection Materials supporting Grantwriting and Fundraising

Foundation Directory Online Tutorial