Increasing Non-Profit Capacity

Parasol is committed to empowering non-profit organizations in becoming effective and sustainable. We look to provide educational and other resources that allow organizations to accomplish just that.


  • Grant Research

Grant Research

Parasol provides grant research and educational opportunities to individuals and non-profit organizations through the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, located in Parasol's Smallwood Collaboration Resource Center.  In addition to an extensive electronic grant research database, printed materials from the Foundation Center's core collection as well as other print and media resources are available.

Foundation Center Funding Information Network

New nameThe Foundation Center is the leading source of information regarding philanthropy worldwide.  Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants.  It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy.

  • The Funding Information Network is housed in the Smallwood Collaboration Resource Center located in the Donald. W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV  89451.
  • Collection resources are free and available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The Collection Supervisor or other Community Foundation staff will be available to assist visitors during those hours.
  • No appointments are necessary but interested parties are strongly encouraged to call ahead to verify both computer and staff availability.  Please contact Parasol's DWR Center Coordinator for more information-775-298-0110.
  • Available electronic database resources include the following:

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Sign-up to receive Parasol’s Non-Profit E-Newsletter and learn about upcoming educational workshops and seminars, grant programs, and other support for non-profits.

For more information on our programs, please contact:

Megan Weiss
Director of Programs & Services
775-298-0188
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