The Pittsburgh region is fortunate to have some excellent free or low-cost resources to assist community-based organizations.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Nonprofit Resource Center (hosts the Foundation Center)
4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Oakland)
The Center offers classes (including grantwriting and grantseeking) free access to a searchable national database of foundations offered by the national Foundation Center, onsite resources about foundations in the region, as well as other resources.
The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management of
Robert Morris University
339 Sixth Avenue, Suite 750, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (Downtown)
The Center offers classes, consulting and coaching, and other important services such as the highly valuable Annual Nonprofit Salary Survey.
National Online: The national office of the Foundation Center offers a wealth of online resources—including free “short courses” on grantwriting. Visit: http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/learnabout/proposalwriting.html