The VC/UHV Library is a Cooperating Collection affiliate of the national Foundation Center (FC). The Foundation Center's mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. The Cooperating Collection contains information on potential funding from foundations, corporations, the public sector and other sources for nonprofit funding from nonprofit organizations and individuals. Materials in the collection include guides on grant seeking, proposal writing, other means of fund raising, and texts on nonprofit management/board leadership and giving, and voluntarism/volunteerism.
The materials in the FC Cooperating Collection are available during regular library hours. An appointment is not required, but is recommended for the first time visitor, or if consultation with a librarian is desired.
The VC/UHV Library has access to the The Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, GrantSpace and Philanthropy In/Sight. They are library use only resources. Remote access is not available.
The Cooperating Collection maintains a current and comprehensive set of reference publications and other aids on all aspects of grant seeking and fund raising. Most of these materials are located in the Reference Collection and are available for use in-library use only. Selected materials are available for 2 week check out.
Instruction and Outreach Librarian