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​Library Reaches Out to Nonprofits 

Posted on 03/03/15

March 3, 2015, Monroe, NC – Union County Public Library has a new resource to benefit nonprofit organizations, students and artists seeking funding.

Union County Public Library has recently become a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center, the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. As a network partner, Monroe Library offers in-house access to Foundation Center databases, as well as a core collection of print materials.

"We are so excited to offer this new service to the citizens of Union County," stated Gypsy Houston, reference assistant and resident Foundation Center educator. "Use of the databases and materials are free and available whenever the library is open."

Individual and small group instruction is available by appointment. Also, public classes will be offered each quarter. Scheduled classes include:

  • March 17 at 3:30 p.m.—Introduction to Finding Funders
  • June 16 at 3:30 p.m. – Grant Seeking Basics
  • September 23 at 11 a.m.—Foundation Grants to Individuals

Look for more information about each class in the corresponding issue of Beyond Books, the library’s monthly programming guide.

For more information, contact Gypsy Houston at 704-283- 8184 ext. 232 or ghouston@union.lib.nc.us.


The Union County Public Library is a free provider of information for the citizens of Union County, North Carolina. With four locations throughout the county, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars. The Union County Public Library serves more than 500,000 patrons who come through its doors annually and who use its resources at www.union.lib.nc.us.