Rooney Resource Center

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our services are offered virtually, by phone, and limited in-person

Open Hours: M-R 8:30am-5pm

Contact Amy Jester at 707.267.9909 or

Appointments are recommended for individuals in need of assistance to fully utilize the Center's resources.

The center opened in 1994, with initial support from the Davis and Lucile Packard Foundation and the William T. Rooney Fund.  

Read the 2020 Regional Nonprofit State of the Sector Report

The purpose of the 2020 Regional Nonprofit State of the Sector Survey was to gain an understanding of the nonprofit operating environment in relation to funding, advocacy, collaboration, building capacity, operational adaptation and advancing racial equity within the four county region of Curry, Del Norte, Humboldt, and Trinity. This survey provides an opportunity to better understand the diversity of experiences community based organizations are having throughout the region during this difficult time.

Center Services:

  • We offer one on one consultation and referral services with nonprofits on a range of issues related to governance, leadership, management, organizational capacity and more. Check out the NorCAN website for a variety of online management and governance resources.
  • Find grant opportunities for your program or project! We are pleased to be a funding information network partner with Candid and offer free access to the Foundation Directory, a fully searchable grants database with information about tens of thousands of national and international foundations and corporate donors. Through 2022, you can access the Directory remotely by contacting Project Assistant Phara Cholot for a 7 day pass -  
    Learn how to search for grantmakers using Foundation Directory Online through this YouTube tutorial.
  • The Resource Center has loads of books, electronic templates, reports, articles and sample policies to share. Please contact us for more info -

Preview a catalog of our books and resources in preparation for when its safe for us to gather again.

Browse all our current titles below and click on the “…” to read summaries that will help you find the perfect book for your nonprofit and capacity building needs.


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