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CFA’s Nonprofit Resource Library provides free tools, training, literature, and access to more than 17 million grant opportunities through Candid’s Foundation Directory Online.

In addition to access to the database, the library also houses Candid’s e-book collection through OverDrive. Physical reference resource topics include grant-seeking, philanthropy, volunteerism, proposal writing, nonprofit management, fundraising, and community and economic development.

We also have trained staff available to guide nonprofits in their efforts to discover and apply for a broad spectrum of new funding opportunities. To book your visit, reach out to CFA Program Associate Emily Wood at or 814-208-8448.

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Resource Library FAQs

  • 220,000+ foundation profiles
  • 17+ million grant opportunities
  • Maps and charts for quick insights
  • Diverse funder types, including:
    • Private and independent foundations
    • Corporate foundations
    • U.S. federal funders
    • Public charities
    • International foundations


  • Access to Candid's eBook collection through OverDrive
  • Circulating reference materials that can be accessed in the library and checked out. Resource topics include:
    • Grant seeking
    • Philanthropy
    • Volunteerism
    • Proposal writing
    • Nonprofit management
    • Fundraising
    • Community and economic development

A flash drive can be a convenient way to save information about funders and grant opportunities. You can also email this information to yourself.

Notetaking materials, including writing utensils and a notebook, are also helpful.

The library is located at the Community Foundation's Johnstown office: 216 Franklin St., Johnstown, PA 15901 (the downtown Johnstown AmeriServ building). The office is located on the rear fourth floor, and visitors need to check in at the security desk to get a pass to enter the rear elevators.

Metered street parking is available nearby. The city's Lincoln Street Parking Garage also is close to the AmeriServ building's rear entrance.

We've assembled a few helpful articles and educational resources for nonprofits and individuals who are considering establishing a nonprofit organization. 

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