Nonprofit Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College

Community Foundation of Henderson County and the Small Business Center at Blue Ridge Community College partner to offer the Nonprofit Business Center with access to Foundation Center, a nonprofit organization with more than 50 years of experience connecting grantseekers and grantmakers.

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Foundation Center's Directory Online, the nation’s leading online resource in funding research, can be used free of charge onsite at the Flat Rock Campus of Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC), on the first floor of the Continuing Education Building in the Small Business Center. In Transylvania County, the online directory can be used at the Transylvania County Library.

Foundation Center info is:

  • Accurate: Updated continually, providing the most accurate details available on U.S. funders and their grants.
  • Comprehensive: Listing more than 98,000 U.S. foundations and corporate donors, 1.7 million recent grants, and more than 400,000 key decision makers.
  • Easily Searchable: Users can either keyword text search all fields in this database or limit results geographically, by fields of interest, types of support, grant makers, companies, grants and IRS Form 990s. The database is updated weekly. Bring a thumb drive to save your research.

The Center also offers free online webinars about Foundations and Fundraising, Proposal Writing, Nonprofit Management and Starting a Nonprofit, and various seminars and training sessions also are held on a monthly basis at BRCC.

Reservations are required to use the grant seeking database at BRCC. Call (828) 694-1779 to make a reservation or for more information about Foundation Center's Directory Online.

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