Opened in 1994, with initial support from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William T. Rooney Fund, the Rooney Resource Center is the North Coast's support center for nonprofit organizations.
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Over 1,000 community members visit the Resource Center annually. Visitors may access the Center during our business hours for use of meeting rooms, the nonprofit library and the Foundation Directory Online. We are open from 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday, Tuesday Thursday and Friday, and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Appointments are recommended for individuals unfamiliar with the Center's resources. We also offer a free bi-monthly Resource Center Orientation and Introduction to Grant Research workshop.
Form more information about the Resource Center, contact Amy Jester at
or call (707) 442-2993.
The Resource Center has partnered with Northern California Association of Nonprofits (NorCAN) to offer over 20 workshops annually, covering a wide range of nonprofit issues from grantwriting basics, introduction to board service and coaching skills for managers. For more information on workshops or to register, please visit NorCAN's website - http://www.northerncalifornianonprofits.org/, or contact Amy Jester at
and (707) 442-2993.
The Resource Center also offers information and referral services to nonprofit organizations. Center staff handles, on average, 100 information and referral calls each month.
- As a cooperating collection of the Foundation Center, the Resource Center provides core materials for researching potential funders for nonprofit projects and programs. With the FC Foundation Directory Online database, nonprofits have access to records of over 100,000 foundation and corporate funders. http://foundationcenter.org/
- A nonprofit management and grant resource library in the Bayside office of the Humboldt Area Foundation, offering materials on a wide range of topics including grant and foundation directories, grantwriting and fundraising guides, scholarships, nonprofit management, boards of directors and economic and demographic information.
- Training workshops and special events on issues important to nonprofits. Workshops cover a wide range of nonprofit issues, from Grantwriting Basics and Fundraising for Grassroots Organizations, to Strategic Planning and Volunteer Management. * Information & referral, including categorized lists of local consultants specializing in different areas of interest. For assistance in the Rooney Resource Center or for help with a specific question, please call or email
at (707) 442-2993.