Grants Information Center

Grants Information Center

As a Funding Information Network partner, the Dauphin County Library System provides free, local, public access at two of our locations:

East Shore Area Library

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional (grants available to nonprofit organizations)
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (educational scholarships, research grants, etc.),
  • Foundation Maps (an interactive mapping tool for grant makers, policymakers, and researchers).


Elizabethville Library

  • Foundation Directory Online Professional (grants available to nonprofit organizations)

For questions about access to these resources at either of these locations please inquire at our Grants Information Center located at the East Shore Area Library or Elizabethville Library.

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Nonprofit Grantseeker Workshops

The Nonprofit Grants Information Center of the Dauphin County Library System, located at the East Shore Area Library, will host free workshops on

Friday, May 18, 2018
10:30 -12:00 pm and 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Spring 2018 Grantseeker Workshops

Presented by Chad Barger, CFRE
Fundraising Productivity Strategist & Director of the Cultural Enrichment Fund

Introduction to Fundraising Planning 10:30 to 12:00 pm
Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success.

Topics will include:
• Making your case for support
• Diversifying your organization’s fundraising base
• Creating a plan of action

Register Here

Introduction to Finding Grants 1:00-2:30 pm
Attendees will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants including:
• Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations
• What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding
• How to identify potential funders and make the first approach

Register Here

Both Workshops will be held at:

East Shore Area Library lower level meeting rooms
4501 Ethel ST. Harrisburg. PA 170109

Registration and Questions:
Register online
Call or email the Reference Desk at 717-652-9380, option 4 or


Keep informed about:

• Future Workshops
• Networking Opportunities
• Funding Information Network updates


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