Grant Assistance for Non-Profits

Foundation Center
The Foundation Center Funding Information Network at Onslow County Public Library serves as a free funding information center to help nonprofit organizations and individual grant seekers research funding opportunities from foundations and corporations. As a funding information network partner, the Main Library in Jacksonville provides free access to electronic resources and the core collection of Foundation Center print publications. We also provide a variety of supplementary materials and services such as staff assistance and scheduled workshops.

Scheduled Workshops

Learn how to get started using the Foundation Directory Online to find potential funders for your nonprofit. Please register for free ongoing workshops by emailing Senatra Spearmon or calling 910.937.1417.

The Foundation Directory Mobile App

iPhone users can now download the free FD Mobile app and use the Foundation Center Funding Information Network on their iPhone. Users will stay signed in for 24 hours.

Foundation Center Resources



  • After the Grant
  • America's Nonprofit Sector
  • The Board Member's Book
  • The Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Winning Proposals
  • Foundation Fundamentals
  • Foundation Giving Trends
  • Foundations and Public Policy
  • Foundations Today Series
  • Foundation Growth and Giving Estimates
  • Foundation Yearbook
  • Guía para escribir propuestas
  • The Grantseeker's Guide to Winning Proposal
  • International Grantmaking IV
  • Leap of Reason: Managing to outcomes in an era of scarcity
  • The NonProfit Times
  • Philanthropy Annual
  • Securing Your Organization's Future
  • Social Justice Grantmaking
  • Social Justice Grantmaking II
  • The 21st Century Nonprofit: Managing in the Age of Governance