Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center

About Us

The Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center (NRC) is located in the Carnegie Library at Penrose Library. Funding for the NRC is provided by the Pikes Peak Library District and a grant from the El Pomar Foundation. The NRC is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, plus a dozen other countries.

At this time, The Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center and all PPLD facilities are operating with limited indoor services. Learn more about the Library's response to COVID-19.

While we are temporarily operating at a more limited capacity, staff from the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center are available to assist you with your funding research needs remotely.

If you are interested in accessing printed material from the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center, please be aware that the room is currently closed to the public. However, staff are able to retrieve material for you. As the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center is located within Special Collections at the 1905 Carnegie Library, please review information about reduced hours and making a reservation for doing research onsite here.

Access to the research computer in the RHNPRC is currently unavailable. Please use computers in the Penrose Library computer lab or bring a personal laptop and use the Library's wifi in order to access Foundation Directory Online or Colorado Grants Guide.

Online Resources

The Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center offers free access to nonprofit databases, including the Foundation Directory Online and the Colorado Grants Guide. NRC staff have also compiled a list of nonprofit websites covering seeking grants, information on grant proposal writing, fundraising, nonprofit management topics, and more.

Print Resources

The EPNRC print collection includes the following titles:

  • The Foundation Directory
  • The Foundation 1000
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers, and Donors
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving
  • National Directory of Grantmaking Public Charities
  • How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters
  • Grantseeker’s Toolkit

Visit the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center in the Penrose Carnegie Library to browse the entire collection.


  • Specially trained staff to assist local nonprofit organizations.
  • Free training sessions and workshops.

For more information regarding the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center, please contact us or call (719) 531-6333, x6141.



The Pikes Peak Library District actually houses the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The EPNRC has books and resources on a variety of nonprofit topics, such as board management, grant writing, and social media. Here is a link to additional information You can also find a list of the EPNRC workshops at this link The workshops offered at the library are free, but registration is required and that information is included with each class listed.

Finally, as the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Librarian, I am available to meet with you to answer specific questions you may have. My email address is

Tammy Sayles, MLIS
El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Librarian

I am trying To start a non Profit Organization for Colorado Springs, Co with my City helping with Addicts With Addictions With better Support and financial, Medical , Emotional And also Physical Support Have a lot i want to bring out here for people suffering with addictions With drugs and alcohol.I have previously suffered and been a recovery addict wanting to help with what i strongly see the state suffering with.

We have a lot of resources, both in print and electronically, to help with starting a nonprofit in Colorado. I am also available to schedule a one on one meeting to talk to anyone about our resources. I can be reached at to set up a time to meet.

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Our mission is to provide a home library of ten books to Head Start/Preschool students in the Arkansas and San Luis valleys.
2018 PROJECT: to provide 4,240 books to 424 Head Start/Preschool students in Alamosa and Monte Vista. We purchase books from BAREFOOT PUBLISHERS discounted 70% with free shipping. We order in quantities of 800 or more as a 501(c)3.
FAST FORWARD TO LITERACY is and has always been (2005) 100% voluntarily based with 0 operating expenses., 6751 CR 107, Salida, CO 81201. 2017 we gifted over 3,000 books to programs in the San Luis Valley. This year I have written a grant to The Southern Community Foundation in Pueblo. We have almost $3,000 in assets. Can you help us in any way? With kindest regards, Corinne Schieman, Founder/Director

Connie, has a free self-paced training, Introduction to Proposal Writing, available at They also have a knowledge base that provides access to several nonprofit document examples, including fundraising letters and grant applications. The knowledge base is free to use. You may also want to check out the various resources listed on the Grant Research guide available at Pueblo City-County Public Library has access to the Foundation Directory Online at their main branch, which would be a little closer to you than Colorado Springs. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact me directly at

Pls add me to the mailing list. The link didn't work work.

I have visited the Non-Profit Resource Center at Penrose: Great "resource"! I would like to take advantage of the free training workshops and other information as well. Please add me to the listsserv, thanks.

We no longer maintain a listserv for the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center. If you click on the workshops tab just below the Robert Hilbert Nonprofit Resource Center title this reply is on, and close the request for branch location, all of the nonprofit workshops will appear. We will have a limited number for the summer appearing shortly. A majority of the classes are offered September - November and March - May. If you have specific questions, feel free to contact me directly at

I’m trying to start my non profit soon and I’d like to get more funding resources, and information.

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